[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”

[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 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”

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”

Past, Present, and Future of Family

This is an excerpt of Making Sense of the Week That Was #42: The Past, Present, and Future of Family led by editor Sylvia Gallusser and Lindsay Fraser. The TV series All in the Family debuted in 1971 and remained for 5 years the most-watched show on television. It was groundbreaking for openly talking about serious issuesContinue reading “Past, Present, and Future of Family”

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”

[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.”

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”

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”

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”

The Future of Education: Inspiration from 9 global futurists.

As 24 million children and youth are at risk of dropping out of school as a result of the global health crisis, according to UNESCO, Wellbeing Futurist Tom Meyers at Futurize Yourself et al. shared his inspiration to the students at RNB Global University in Rajasthan, India. He reached out to 8 futurists from allContinue reading “The Future of Education: Inspiration from 9 global futurists.”

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)”

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