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 Importance of Future-proofing your Business

How can corporate leaders and entrepreneurs use foresight technics and include futurists in their team to future-proof their business? Discover the futurist profession and its many applications in the business world! With Lea Scher, Co-founder at Future Agency, Futurist Sylvia Gallusser introduces the Strategic Foresight methodology and discusses the urge for businesses to engage inContinue reading “The Importance of Future-proofing your Business”

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”

X-ing From Home and The Future of Work

On March 24, I was invited to talk to international business students as part of a course about “Future Scenarios & Social Change in the Emerging Economies”. Futures Studies Professor Mario Reyes currently offers this curriculum at the Universidad del Desarrollo. Thank you Mario for the kind invitation and wonderful exchange of ideas! The classContinue reading “X-ing From Home and The Future of Work”

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”

The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am very lucky and grateful to have recently joined a fantastic organization called Grey Swan Guild as a board member. Not only is it an amazing intellectual connection with futures thinkers and sensemakers from all over the world (Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia, Uruguay, etc.), but building relationships in a distance during the pandemic isContinue reading “The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

What Futurists Can Bring To Entrepreneurs (and vice-versa)

During this SuperBinar, we investigated how entrepreneurs can leverage foresight to conduct their business to success, we explore commonalities between Go-To-Market Strategy and Strategic Foresight, and how to combine them to be prepared for our possible futures.

The Future Post-Pandemic Home on the Informing Choices Minipod

I was recently honored to be invited as a speaker at Steve Wells Minipod series “Informing Choices” along with my fellow futurist and social scientist Alexandra Whittington. Listen to the episode below. “As we have seen across the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has morphed from a health crisis, to an economic crisis, to a socialContinue reading “The Future Post-Pandemic Home on the Informing Choices Minipod”

A Holistic Approach to Well-Aging

In the Episode #16 Part 2 of Future Hacker, our Silicon Humanism Founder Sylvia Gallusser addresses the topics of abolishing aging, rejuvenation biotechnology, ethics in scientific progress, treatment availability and inclusivity, as well as a holistic approach of well-aging. You will find below the transcript of the conversation. Our very first international interview was with Dr. Aubrey de Grey aboutContinue reading “A Holistic Approach to Well-Aging”

Growth, Collapse, Constraint, and Transform

In the Episode #16 Part 1 of Future Hacker, our Silicon Humanism Founder Sylvia Gallusser addresses the following topics: Becoming a foresight practitioner and developing a futurist mindset; The impact of the pandemic on the next generation, social inequalities, and mental health issues; The future of work, key success factors for remote work, and theContinue reading “Growth, Collapse, Constraint, and Transform”

Future Hacker Interview

Don’t miss Future Hacker‘s latest interview with Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser. Along with the fantastic Maria Athayde, our Silicon Humanism Founder discusses the long-lasting effects of the pandemic on children and women, key success factors for remote work, as well as the future of well-aging, ethics in science, and space travel! Listen to this two-episode conversation on your prefered podcastContinue reading “Future Hacker Interview”

The New Care Act at Work(-from-Home)

‘I Vaccinated Santa Claus,’ Fauci Tells Kids (December 19, NPR). From an apparently frivolous headline, this reveals so much about what we have been through and where we are at today. In one single sentence, we can read many subtexts. There has been a pandemic. We have found a vaccine. Kids are within the confidence.Continue reading “The New Care Act at Work(-from-Home)”

Future of Work: How to Make Remote Work Actually Work?

Foresight Researcher Sylvia Gallusser at Silicon Humanism (California) and Futures Studies Professor David Kalisz at Paris School of Business (France) have just published a white paper on remote work. We conducted an analysis on key success factors of working-from-home as a dominant culture – why is it inscribed in California workers’ culture and why areContinue reading “Future of Work: How to Make Remote Work Actually Work?”

The TETRIS Home Life Style

My life has become a Tetris game. Not the Gameboy one I played in the 1990s. More like the 3-D version with its colored blocks falling at warp speed. But if you lose at Tetris, you miss your place on the podium. If you missed too many tiles in your home life, you can reallyContinue reading “The TETRIS Home Life Style”

Embracing Our Local Economy

The following text is the opening statement held by Sylvia Gallusser in defense of our local economy during the Great Grey Swan Debate. 1. We are social animals.  Do you know that song Where Everybody Knows Your Name? There is a part of us which is just like a Cheers character, who likes to have theirContinue reading “Embracing Our Local Economy”

The Great Grey Swan Debate

On October 8, Grey Swan Guild hosted its First Great Debate that shone a light on discussions people are having about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and which way the future will tilt. For the occasion, a group of 8 thought leaders were convened, with 3 topics and 1 goal: to sensemake around challengesContinue reading “The Great Grey Swan Debate”

Generation Zoom children learning about their roots

This text is an excerpt from the Chapter “The Generation Zoom Classroom” published in the book “Aftershocks & Opportunities: Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future” by Fast Future Publishing. If you enjoy the text, feel free to read the full chapter and the entire collection of chapters, available on Fast Future Publishing’s store and on Amazon.Continue reading “Generation Zoom children learning about their roots”

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