Just really starting my journey with Futures Thinking. It’s not about prediction. There isn’t a crystal ball.
The spirit of the work seems to be:
Keeping yourself open to receiving signals (interesting things that are emerging now), then imagining possible futures of what they could mean in ten years. Then asking how might we make those desirable futures true, and mitigate the undesirable ones.
Two signals I am thinking through now: 🐂 5G collars let cows choose when they want to be milked. (BTW, the milking is done by robots). 🧠 A stroke survivor hears their own voice and sees their face move for the first time in eighteen years, thanks to a team of researchers pushing the limits of neuroscience, brain-computer technology, and AI.
I’m “learning in public” follow along (and share your thoughts!) here: