Tag Archives: Humanity Unshackled

Key questions and key answers

Dear Futurists, Two of the most important questions facing all of us just now are: How can we learn new skills? How can we pass on to others the skills that we know? What prevents us learning new skills is … Continue reading

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Debating priorities

Dear Futurists, Please find below a few quick notes ahead of the two London Futurists events that are taking place this week. 1.) Our first Twitter Space experiment – Tues 18 Jan Normally our online meetings are held on Zoom, … Continue reading

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Anticipating combinations (again)

Dear Futurists, If we just use a single tool to explore future possibilities, we’re likely to blinker ourselves. No one description – no one analytical framework – can do full justice to the rich complexity of what might lie ahead. … Continue reading

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Futurism on a Sunday morning

Dear Futurists, Yes, I know it’s actually a Saturday morning as I write and distribute this newsletter, whereas the headline refers to Sunday morning. The headline refers to a new experiment for London Futurists, taking place tomorrow, which is to … Continue reading

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Fork In The Road

Dear Futurists, The first item in this newsletter is a copy of a manifesto created by three distinguished futurists: Gerd Leonhard, David Houle, and Glen Hiemstra. They call the manifesto “Fork in the Road”, and are inviting people to read … Continue reading

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Reinventing democracy, reinventing education

Dear Futurists, 1.) Reinventing democracy “An evolved system of liberal government that incorporates direct citizen participation in policy decision-making, while adopting and using human-centric automation technologies to provide equal opportunities for personal and collective growth and economic development.” That’s how … Continue reading

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Alternative pasts, alternative futures

Dear Futurists 1.) The pandemic that should never have happened It’s the view of the speaker at tomorrow’s London Futurists webinar, journalist Debora MacKenzie, that COVID-19 is “the pandemic that never should have happened”. In the five weeks since tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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