Values, Goals, Vision. European Futurists Conference Lucerne 10-12 July 2005 Dr. Wendy L. Schultz Infinite Futures http://...
Stories from the future. <ul><li>“… let us tell -- and listen to -- stories where people can hope, love, and cry…” </li></...
Scenarios <ul><li>Scenarios are futures for the HEAD:  they allow us to  explore  our  assumptions  about possibilities. <...
… vs. Visions <ul><li>Visions are futures for the HEART: allowing us to  voice  our most deeply felt  values  and goals. <...
Binocular vision: adding depth of field <ul><li>Powerful organisations colonise the future: do you share Microsoft’s visio...
Rangefinding our vision. <ul><li>An open source approach begins with each of us articulating and clarifying our own vision...
Is this better? A rural future?
Or this? An urban future?
Is this better? A future transformed by technology?
Or this? A future transformed by mental and spiritual attainments?
A large-scale, nuclear energy future? Is this better?
Or this? A small-scale, solar-powered future?
Is this better? A future of increasing digital pervasiveness and invasiveness?
Or this? A future of biological manipulation and transformation?
From either/or to both/and. <ul><li>Either/or  forced choices are artificial and unrealistic -- we want  both . </li></ul>...
3-minute vision, 5-minute share: <ul><li>Envision what YOU want:  imagine and write down 3 short, vivid,  positive  change...
<ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Wendy L. Schultz </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Futures </li></ul><ul><li>http://www....
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    1. 1. Values, Goals, Vision. European Futurists Conference Lucerne 10-12 July 2005 Dr. Wendy L. Schultz Infinite Futures http://www.infinitefutures.com/
    2. 2. Stories from the future. <ul><li>“… let us tell -- and listen to -- stories where people can hope, love, and cry…” </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>engages </li></ul><ul><li>provokes </li></ul><ul><li>stimulates dialogue, and </li></ul><ul><li>generates change. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Scenarios <ul><li>Scenarios are futures for the HEAD: they allow us to explore our assumptions about possibilities. </li></ul>
    4. 4. … vs. Visions <ul><li>Visions are futures for the HEART: allowing us to voice our most deeply felt values and goals. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Binocular vision: adding depth of field <ul><li>Powerful organisations colonise the future: do you share Microsoft’s vision? </li></ul><ul><li>We know from biology that monoculture creates vulnerability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength in choice among competing images of the future; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s try an open source approach. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Rangefinding our vision. <ul><li>An open source approach begins with each of us articulating and clarifying our own visions -- and then sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s borrow a vision test format from opticians: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus your vision (preferred future) by comparing contrasting possible futures, and choosing among them: </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Is this better? A rural future?
    8. 8. Or this? An urban future?
    9. 9. Is this better? A future transformed by technology?
    10. 10. Or this? A future transformed by mental and spiritual attainments?
    11. 11. A large-scale, nuclear energy future? Is this better?
    12. 12. Or this? A small-scale, solar-powered future?
    13. 13. Is this better? A future of increasing digital pervasiveness and invasiveness?
    14. 14. Or this? A future of biological manipulation and transformation?
    15. 15. From either/or to both/and. <ul><li>Either/or forced choices are artificial and unrealistic -- we want both . </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for both/and solutions to conflicting goals and colliding trends: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates creativity and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspires transformational change. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. 3-minute vision, 5-minute share: <ul><li>Envision what YOU want: imagine and write down 3 short, vivid, positive changes you want to see by 2025: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be specific; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be colourful; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surprise yourself! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share with a person near you -- find at least one common change to create. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Wendy L. Schultz </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Futures </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infinitefutures.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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