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Cards Against the Future: Generating Possibilities Instead of Predictions

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Talking about the FUTURE is old school. All around us, societal “squares” are sanitizing our conversations about the future. These politicians, business leaders and academics rely on forecast models …

Talking about the FUTURE is old school. All around us, societal “squares” are sanitizing our conversations about the future. These politicians, business leaders and academics rely on forecast models that reduce uncertainty. But, let’s be real: the world is getting weirder. Forecasts that discount mystical, immeasurable, NSFW elements limit our ability to fundamentally explore what’s ahead. In other words, exploring the future is a job for BAMFs, societal misfits, and total nerds. Obsessing over the FUTURE(S) is where it’s at. If you’re ready for an intellectual adventure, sift through this presentation (originally shared at Nerd Nite Orlando) to explore the present and the future according to a new set of rules.

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  • 1. Cards Against the Future Generating Possibilities Instead of Predictions Emily Empel I @localrat I #NerdNite
  • 2. Traditional stores will have the same analytic intelligence as online. http://www.businessinsider.com/predictions-for-the-future-of-retail-2014-1#ixzz2vqPQsgno Duh.
  • 3. The spread of the Internet will enhance global connectivity, fostering more positive relationships among societies. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/digital-life-in-2025/ Egypt? Syria? Ukraine?
  • 4. By 2017, as many as 35 percent of government shared-service organizations will be managed by private sector companies. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2638115 So what?
  • 5. We value predictions and certainty when planning for the future.
  • 6. But, what about the weird?
  • 7. By 2040, nonbiological intelligence will be billions of times more capable than biological intelligence. Ray Kurzweil WTF?
  • 8. Let’s play in the future according to a new set of rules.
  • 9. The future is going to be weird. Explore ideas you don’t agree with; pay attention to the immeasurable fringe.
  • 10. Time Awareness Emerging Event Trend Mainstream Source: Maree Conway, Thinking Futures (adapted from Graham Molitor)
  • 11. The future is a mash up of the present. Take an outside-in approach to change and intellectually “occupy” the world.
  • 12. Organizational Focus Business Environment External Forces Society Technology Environment Economy Politics
  • 13. The future is not predictable. Embrace uncertainty; think beyond the “beyond”.
  • 14. Time Awareness Source: Maree Conway, Thinking Futures (adapted from Graham Molitor) Horizon 1 Horizon 2
  • 15. There is no one future.. Generate multiple scenarios when thinking about the future.
  • 16. Source: Thinking Futures

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