[Future of Work] Silicon Humanism at the HR Hacking Global Online Conference

THE FUTURE OF WORK IS NOW! Join Silicon Humanism at the #HackingHR 2022 – Global Online Conference, March 7-11. Futurist Sylvia Gallusser will be participating in two panels: – Understanding the ins and outs of how to address #mentalhealth in the #workplace, with Minola Jac – Understanding the principles of #strategicforesight or how to become an #HRfuturist, with Candace Giesbrecht, CPHR, ACC The Hacking HR 2022 Global Online Conference “HR InnovationContinue reading “[Future of Work] Silicon Humanism at the HR Hacking Global Online Conference”

[Futures Literacy] Can Futurists change the World?

Do you believe that Futurists can change the world? Then, what is their secret Innovation Experts Elodie HUGHES and Nash HUGHES asked the question to Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser. In the latest issue of their newsletter, Sylvia tells us all about her day-to-day as a futurist, as well as about her projects and wishes for 2022! Her top priorities include:Continue reading “[Futures Literacy] Can Futurists change the World?”

[Futures Thinking] 12 Mental Fitness exercises to stretch your Time Horizon!

Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser likes to say that “the human brain is the best time travel machine”. But this is a skill we need to develop. Here are easy mental fitness exercises she recommends to conduct in your daydreaming or everyday activities in order to stretch your time horizon:  Go outdoors: keep your brain oxygenatedContinue reading “[Futures Thinking] 12 Mental Fitness exercises to stretch your Time Horizon!”

[Artifact from the Future] An Obituary from 2050 to explore the Meaning of Life and the Future of Death

Have you ever wondered how life on earth is going to look like in 2050? The project “One Day in 2050” features news stories from each day of the year 2050 by writers from all over the world. I contributed to the December 8 headline with a special artifact from the future – an obituaryContinue reading “[Artifact from the Future] An Obituary from 2050 to explore the Meaning of Life and the Future of Death”

[Future of the Home] QUIZ – What House Are You?

[TAKE THE QUIZ] “What house are you?” In which home environment do you live in and how could you futureproof your current housing? Take this fun 10-question quiz and download the report to check how resilient your home is. With a Strategic Foresight and Multidisciplinary approach, we have been studying our homes and home lifeContinue reading “[Future of the Home] QUIZ – What House Are You?”

Future Summit November 15-21

How does “home” look like in the future? What are the impacts of new trends in sustainability or demography? And what transformations has the pandemic brought to housing and homes? Futurist Sylvia Gallusser will join the #FutureSummit2021 with a presentation on “Four archetypes of the Future Home”. Thank you Ciprian Stanescu for having us! The Future Summit is organized by Social InnovationContinue reading “Future Summit November 15-21”

Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism

Watch the replay of our conversation with Sean Moffitt and Rom Gayoso, Ph.D., where I introduce our mission at Silicon Humanism, how it intersects technology and humanism, is inherently multi-disciplinary, and constitutes an open call-to-action – a call to (re)place the human component at the core of our technological advancements. The Silicon Humanism approach connects with a notion at the veryContinue reading “Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism”

Who is Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser?

This is an excerpt from the article Eight Questions With Featured Grey Swan Guild Member: Sylvia Gallusser Global Futurist — Founder & CEO @Silicon Humanism, Board Member @Grey Swan Guild, Mentor @Sustainable Ocean Alliance Our Eight Questions is part of our ongoing series profiling some of the amazingly talented members of our global Grey Swan Guild and get behindContinue reading “Who is Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser?”

Mental Health is at the core of the Future of Work

Our Founder Sylvia Gallusser was interviewed by the European Industry Forum about the future of work. She expresses her views on the changes that are happening in the workplace, with a focus on mental health and how employers can improve their empathy skills to develop a trust-based work environment. She evokes the changes she seesContinue reading “Mental Health is at the core of the Future of Work”

Futurists of the World Takes on Bioethics

BIOETHICS – What augmentation technology would you like to add to your own body? – How do you feel about germline gene editing and designer babies? – Are you ready to eat lab-grown meat? – In what sense do AI and biotechnology challenge what it means to be human? On September 9, at the Association ofContinue reading “Futurists of the World Takes on Bioethics”

Design Futures – Postcards from the Future

*You’ve got mail!* Discover your two postcards from the future sent by The Design Futures Initiative following #PRIMER21. We will uncover them August 25 and August 26 during two happy hour sessions! – Wed 8/25 (5-6PM PST) REMIXING & DEMYSTIFYING NUMEROLOGY, with Kelly Kornet and Analilia Morales – Thu 8/26 (5-6PM PST) THE HOME OF THE 2020s MAKING OUR HOMES MOREContinue reading “Design Futures – Postcards from the Future”

Mental Health in the Workplace: an Urgent Matter!

On July 21, Hacking HR organized an event on “Mental Health at Work: The Defining Challenge for HR in 2021” along four expert panels led by Hacking HR Founder Enrique Rubio: Mental Health In The Workplace The Business Imperative To Address Mental Health At Work Leading Upward: How To Turn The C-Suite Into Champions ofContinue reading “Mental Health in the Workplace: an Urgent Matter!”

The Home of the 2020s

How can we build more resilient housing and improve our mental health at home? July 7 we discussed how to futureproof home design and home life, at the #PRIMER21 Conference organized by the The Design Futures Initiative. We introduced our Report “The Home of the 2020s: Making our Homes more Resilient” and presented some of the results fromContinue reading “The Home of the 2020s”

The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021

Grey Swan Guild — News Wrap Edition: #19 of Vol. 1 These are a series of stories and headlines we are tracking in theGrey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers Newsroom. Here is The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of what we observed this week. Despite our eager impatience to learn what happens during the Friends Reunion,Continue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was, May 28, 2021”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Domestic Violence under Lockdown (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Veronica is 42 years old.Continue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Domestic Violence under lockdown”

How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?

“Have you ever heard of people that are paid to contemplate the future? It’s true! They exist. They are called Futurists. They even have their own training and schools they attend. And no, they are not psychics. They utilize analysis of big data, trends, and other mental exercises to predict multiple models of possible futuresContinue reading “How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy?”

The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021

Edition: #12 of Vol 1 These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. The selection and the news wraps are intended to shed light and a new lens on a complicated and complex world week. April is National Poetry Month. On this 25th anniversaryContinue reading “The Grey Swan Guild News Wrap — The Week That Was April 9, 2021”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Aging in Place in times of COVID (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “Mary AnnContinue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Aging in Place in times of COVID”

The Pandemic Home Hotline: Contamination Anxiety

As part of a Pandemic Home project, we have developed three scenarios around three fictional patient personas. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Listen here: Contamination Anxiety (The Pandemic Home Hotline) “David is 34 years of ageContinue reading “The Pandemic Home Hotline: Contamination Anxiety”

Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian

Just sharing one of my Flashes from the Future. I love to explore the many dimensions of well-aging as an holistic approach, based on Physical exercise, Mental exercise, Connection to nature, Art therapy, Social interaction, Community bonding, Work/feeling useful, Intergenerational activities, Spiritual openness, Meditation/mindfulness, etc. All this being available to most of us, even beforeContinue reading “Speculative Optimism: Being a Centenarian”

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