How to create a future we want: blurring the boundaries between humans, technology and biology
Times of crisis grant us the opportunity to accelerate change toward a new normal. But how can and shall this look like? Today, more than ever before, we are in need of future visions and stories we collectively belief in. In times of dystopias, negative and fake news and leader narcissism, we urgently need positive visions that unite us in striving for and creating desired futures. To catalyze a concerted effort to future-proof our species, we need a connected mind, exponential thinking and an abundance mindset. In his talk, Arndt will outline three fundamental vision narratives for the 21st century that will future-proof humanity:
(1) Living systems: Boosting adaptation, anti-fragility & circular design. Learning from nature to redesign our organizations, processes and societies. (2) Reinventing humanity: Awakening and amplifying human potential. Radical collaboration and trust-based interactions rooted in empathy and value-creation. (3) Exponential technologies: Tapping abundance and accelerating change. Making scarcity and exploitation business models obsolete by 10x-ing impact and societal growth. All three narratives are powerful by themselves. Only together do they become transformative. This is what Arndt calls ‘hybrid thinking’, breaking the silos and dissolving the boundaries of what separates us. We have the greatest tools in our hands. We just have to hybridize them, connecting the dots between human collaboration, emerging technologies and living systems.