The ethical implications of the Metaverse are far-reaching and complex. We certainly shouldn’t underestimate them, but also not turn them into showstoppers as we build the next generation of the Internet. Considering risks, potential harms, and unintended consequences is the first step in creating a responsible metaverse! I’m very much looking forward to exploring theContinue reading “An Ethical Metaverse”
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Indigenous Philosophies & Futures: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethics
“Currently most cultures have submitted to the educational model based on the vision of people as Homo sapiens, being possessed of a distinctly Western rationality that dominates and exploits its environment. This form of instrumental consciousness is trapped by its own internal necessity and cannot escape from the force and form of its own logic.Continue reading “Indigenous Philosophies & Futures: Pushing the Boundaries of Ethics”
A Philosophical Mindset To Advance Ethical Futures
This is an excerpt from the original article by Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser published in IMCI Magazine, November-December 2021 issue. A strong approach to Foresight and Futures includes applying multiple lenses and crossing perspectives from multiple disciplines. Both developing a multidisciplinary mindset and collaborating with individuals from diverse backgrounds contribute to enriching our vision, thereforeContinue reading “A Philosophical Mindset To Advance Ethical Futures”
Futures Thinking and The Philosophy of Futures
We are in a time where more and more people are interested in learning what futures thinking is, and how it can be applied. In this episode, Sylvia Gallusser was invited to a live Twitter Space to lead a discussion about the intersection between futures thinking and philosophy. She gives a brief overview of howContinue reading “Futures Thinking and The Philosophy of Futures”
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?”
Philosophy of Technology
How do you think about technology? Is it an object, an activity, a field of knowledge, or is it an interpretation of the world? According to Carl Mitcham, we can mean four things when using the word technology: An object: The things, the machines, the systems around us in our social world. An activity: TheContinue reading “Philosophy of Technology”
Biotechnology, bioengineering, and bioethics
Watch the replay of our “Ethics and Philosophy of Futures” event dedicated to Biotechnology, Business, and Ethics with Timothy Dolan, Sylvia Gallusser and the support of the Association of Professional Futurists.
[Doom’s Day Fiction] Three Two One Z.
This future fiction piece is inspired by a September 24 conversation led by Victor Sarat Catalan in his Multiverse series, on the theme of The End of the World . You would believe the end of the world looks like a sci-fi movie. People running out of their cars on LA highways while the asphaltContinue reading “[Doom’s Day Fiction] Three Two One Z.”
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”
Ethics of Wars: Taking Humans out of the Wars of the Future
Watch the replay of our “Ethics and Philosophy of Futures” event dedicated to Wars of the Future, with Rom Gayoso, Ph.D. Chris Mayer and Sylvia Gallusser and the support of the Association of Professional Futurists. Rom Gayoso gave a thought-provoking presentation and led a profound debate about the use of autonomous weapons, the differences among ethics, legitimacy, accountability, moralContinue reading “Ethics of Wars: Taking Humans out of the Wars of the Future”
Disrupting Existence: The Future Me!
Rewatch Roger Spitz’s lecture at #QuantumThinking2021 and the debate that follows with Sylvia Gallusser, Ligia Zotini Mazurkiewicz and Lala Deheinzelin on the topic of “Disrupting Existence: The Future Me”. We discussed possibilities offered by emerging technologies, human-tech relationships, space travel, ethics and philosophy. We wondered about our future selves, but also about our future “us”! Thank you so much Maria Athayde, Andre Chaves, and FutureContinue reading “Disrupting Existence: The Future Me!”
Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment
I had the immense privilege to be speaking at the “International Forum of Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment” remarkably organized by ICESCO.En – Islamic World Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization! Thank you so much for the kind invitation, I am so grateful! You can now watch the replay of the event
A Philosophy of the Future(s)
Listen to the replay of my lecture on “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about this topic at Global Foresight Summit among so many inspirational sessions – Association of Professional Futurists World Futures Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight FFWD – Futures Intelligence & Strategic Foresight. Call to Action! We now need to build thatContinue reading “A Philosophy of the Future(s)”
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?”
Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)
By Philosophy of the Future, we mean “Philosophy addressing the topic of the Future”, not the Evolution of Philosophy in the Future. The topic of the Future of Philosophy is quite popular as we witness a regain in curiosity for the philosophical practice, be it in open classes for the general audience, on airwaves, podcast,Continue reading “Philosophy of the Future – 12 Conceptions of Futurity (in 70 quotes)”