After 3 years – a global pandemic, life as an entrepreneur, work-from-home – I went back to a corporate workplace last week to discover Accenture‘s gorgeous 5-floor office within the Salesforce tower in San Francisco. I had the impression to enter the “workplace of the future”, with transparency, biophilia, community, and sustainability at the core. TheContinue reading “The Phygital Vertigo”
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[TOP 10 Innovations at CES 2022] Tech gets humanized!
Tech gets humanized at CES 2022! The Wunderman Thompson report of CES 2022 key trends underlines that despite a mostly digital participation (40,000 in-person participants vs. 171,000 at latest edition in 2020), technology is becoming more human-centered. At Silicon Humanism we are particularly attentive, hopeful, and eager to follow the development of: 1. Multisensory Metaverse Shiftall, a Panasonic subsidiary, presented aContinue reading “[TOP 10 Innovations at CES 2022] Tech gets humanized!”
[Future of the Home] “Encanto” or the coming-of-age tale of a house
The latest Disney movie, Encanto, is not as much driven by a princess-like character as by an enchanted home. The Madrigal house is the core character and, to my eyes, the true heroine of the movie. I won’t spoil the plot here nor reveal all the magical gifts of the Madrigal family members (fifteen goodContinue reading “[Future of the Home] “Encanto” or the coming-of-age tale of a house”
[Future of Work] The Change Alchemist
We are really fond of Shobhana Viswanathan(she/her)‘s podcast series! The Change Alchemist is an invaluable source of insights on how to deal with change in our professional career and personal life, as individuals and as organizations. It’s based on conversations with thought leaders, scientists, professors, and business leaders on AI, neuroscience, psychology, and business. Global Futurist SylviaContinue reading “[Future of Work] The Change Alchemist”
[The Future of Holidays] Christmas in 2040
How will Santa look like in 2040? Will we still celebrate Christmas at home with family or in the metaverse with friends and celebrities? What kind of presents will we choose and who will deliver them? Steve Wells offers a podcast series on Christmas 2040 dedicated to exploring the future of the tradition. Global FuturistContinue reading “[The Future of Holidays] Christmas in 2040”
[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 of Work] Hacking HR
The Hacking HR Podcast – Episode 318 Interview with Sylvia Gallusser – Sylvia is a Global Futurist and the Founder at Silicon Humanism. She works conducting foresight research, thinking about potential future scenarios and how to get ready for them. Sylvia has many years of experience advising Tech companies on their Strategy, Business Development andContinue reading “[Future of Work] Hacking HR”
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”
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”
Future Homes – At Home in the Post-Pandemic Era
Rom Gayoso, Editor of the newly launched International and Competitive Intelligence Magazine, invited Futurist Sylvia Gallusser to present her foresight methodology and the results of her work on the “Home of the 2020s”. In her article “Futures Homes – At Home during the Post-Pandemic Era”, Sylvia introduces her X-ing from home framework including 3 post-pandemicContinue reading “Future Homes – At Home in the Post-Pandemic Era”
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”
[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House
This is a Future Fiction piece in honor of Pride Month, exploring the future of gender, fashion, and homes in the context of a “content home” in 2030. Read the full text on Predict. It has now been five years since I joined the Kilt House, and not a single boring day has gone byContinue reading “[Vignette of life 2030] The Kilt House”
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?”
“Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?
“All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) “The only good thing for man is to be diverted so that he will stop thinking about his circumstances.” – Pascal, Pensées (1670) Philosophy of the Bedroom and Home Entertainment In his Pensées, French philosopher Blaise Pascal introduces usContinue reading ““Leisuring” from Home: The Future of Social Life, Entertainment, and Culture?”
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”