What kind of world do we want for our young generations?

How can we help them build it?


In Imaginize.World, we talk with forward thinkers, social activists, scifi visionaries, and pioneering organizations

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“With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it.”

Shaping our Reality with Chen Qiufan

A globally recognized leading Chinese scifi visionary, futurist and humanist, prize-winning Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chan), is the author of Waste Tide, 2013, published in English in 2019. He co-authored AI 2041: Ten Visions for our Future.

My first podcast guest, author of the quote above, and inspiration for the title of this video-podcast series: Imaginize.World.

A healthy life = people + planet

Vanessa Nakate, climate activist, globally recognized

Climate activist from Uganda, Vanessa campaigns internationally to highlight the impacts of climate change already playing out in Africa. Vanessa has appeared at high-level events including the 2019 UN Climate summit in Madrid, and the 2020 World Economic Forum. In 2020, one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the year, and one of the 100 most influential young Africans

Nirere Sadrach, founder and organizer of End Plastic Pollution, Uganda

It is a youth movement whose goal is to achieve a plastic waste free world. Nirere and his team at End Plastic Pollution have established The Kollekt Village to act as a center for demonstrating and promoting the zero waste model in local communities.

 

 

Debbie Urbanski and After World, a transition to a new world

Author of After World. Among her many short works: “The Cave” and the masterful “An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried”. Debbie’s stories and essays have been published widely, often shortlisted, in many places.

Educating for our children’s futures, not our pasts

Sugata Mitra and the End of Knowing

Creator of the Hole in the Wall experiment, and SOLE : Self-Organized-Learning Environments. Winner of the TED million-dollar prize to “help me build schools in the cloud where children can explore and learn on their own”. He believes we are educating our children for our pasts, not for their futures.

Wikimedia, essential infrastructure for open knowledge with Florence Devouard

Florence Devouard was the second Chairperson following founder Jimmy Wales. The 2030 mission is to become the essential infrastructure for open knowledge. The challenges: finances, media preferences for audio and video, chatGPT vs the Wikipedia, Russia, closed internet systems in some countries, climate change and more.

Unanticipating our Children’s Futures with David Weinberger

From the Cluetrain Manifesto in 2001, to Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility in 2019, his books have helped shape many people’s ideas about technology and how it influences us. He helps us understand the effect of machine learning on business strategy and our lives in general.

 

Borderless world – an inclusive regenerative world

Alex Prate, For a Regenerative and Equitable World

Alex works on building systems change through Decentralised Autonomous Organisations such as those in the Hypha ecosystem. He co-created SEEDS a regenerative finance infrastructure . He is CEO of Realifex, pioneer in well-being Intelligence. He is committed to building a more regenerative and equitable world.

Mandar Apte and building a culture of peace

Executive Director of the Cities4Peace initiative of IAHV and a Visiting Scholar in the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University. In 2016, Mandar started the From India With Love initiative (including the film). He hosted the inaugural World Summit for Countering Violence & Extremism that brought together peace activists and law enforcement executives to promote peace and compassion in the world.

Humanity Has No Borders with Robin Vincent-Smith

Robin  is head of the Change and Knowledge Management Program at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).  We talk about the challenges of climate change, and of working in conflict zone. We discuss future-oriented education opportunities for young people.

Technology expanding our reality

Will future technology have our back? with Thomas Vander Wal

How will the future differ at the intersection of business, technology, and design? Will the physical and digital worlds collide, one weakening the other? How will technology hinder or help sustainability? How does the future look?


The AI Dilemma with Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management first published in 1996.  His new book: The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology co-authored with Juliette Powell.

Joachim Stroh and DAOs

Joachim is a leader in the DAO movement (decentralised autonomous organization) whose purpose is to have positive impact at scale on current social and environmental issues in the world. How? By bridging the gap from conventional economic systems to the realm of regenerative business. DAOs are new operating systems in a world where traditional systems are no longer effective.

Immersive Technology with Mark Gröb of UPS

In charge of Immersive Tech for UPS where he explored, built XR (extended reality) practice including numerous patents. Mark

Upcoming guests

Rita McGrath

Rita is a longtime professor at Columbia Business School as well as an advisor and speaker, and is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world. I met her and heard her at the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna several years ago.
She is the author of The End of Competitive Advantage and more recently Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen.

Sohail Inayatullah, first UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies for Sustainability and Humanity

In 2016, Professor Sohail Inayatullah was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM, Malaysia.
He is also co-host of MetaFutures, an educational think tank that explores alternative and preferred futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them.
He is a Professor at Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies) and an Associate, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne.

Cortney Harding

Founder and CEO of Friends with Holograms, an agency focused on creating innovative, powerful, and effective experiences for training. Winner of multiple awards including “Best VR/AR” at Mobile World Congress and SXSW Innovation Award Finalist As a designer for Meta, she was instrumental in creating “What is the Metaverse,” a groundbreaking course that covers all aspects of the Metaverse while exploring safety issues, ethical questions and more.


Bill Fischer, Author, Lecturer MIT and IMD

Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor Emeritus of Innovation Management at IMD Business School.  Bill is co-author of The Idea Hunter: How to Find Great Ideas and Make Them Happen
and Reinventing Giants. Bill has worked closely with the Haier organization, and has written numerous articles about ecosystems among other topics.

“With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it.” Chen Qiufan

 

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