HOW WILL WE LIVE?
Whilst we conference, the future is manifesting itself all around us in discreet, sly ways – through a notification, an update, a news headline, a product launch, a housing policy, a new voting system, a political party. And even though its within reach, and around us, in some mutated even deviant form, we struggle, or have very limited means to make sense of it. We buy visions of representative democracy and free-trade capitalism thrown at us partly because we’re beginners in driving the machine of our own making. How can we, as entreprenuers, marketeers, media agents, technologists, hackers and designers, equip ourselves with sophisticated tools that can make a difference and create the future we want?
Co-authored by Anab Jain and Jon Ardern. Many thanks to Peter Bihr, Monique van Dusseldorp and NEXT conference organisers for the kind invitation.