“With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it.”
Imaginize.World deals with issues that are critical for us: people and society, AI and humans, the earth and survival. We talk with forward thinkers, scifi visionaries and pioneering organizations.
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 where Chen’s thought-provoking short stories are interspersed with co-author Kai-Fu Lee’s technology, science and societal analysis.
In charge of Immersive Tech for UPS where he explored, built XR (extended reality) practice including numerous patents. Mark
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 such places as The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Best American Experimental Writing, The Sun, Granta, Orion, and Junior Great Books. After World is her first novel.
A global forward thinker, once a pioneer, always a pioneer! 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 just out is The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology co-authored with Juliette Powell.
Physicist and education pioneer. Creator of the Hole in the Wall experiment, which led to the SOLE revolutionary learning method: Self-Organized-Learning Environments. In 2013 he won the TED million-dollar prize to “help me build schools in the cloud where children can explore and learn on their own — and teach one another”. He strongly believes we are educating our children for our pasts, not for their futures.
Robin is head of the Change and Knowledge Management Program at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and has been with MSF for over 20 years. He shares his personal views with me, and does not represent the official voice of MSF in our conversation. We talk about the challenges of climate change, and of working in conflict zones. We discuss how MSF provides practical and future-oriented education opportunities for young people. A big question we discuss: Can we count on the younger generation to solve the problems we created?
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?
Thomas is a senior advisor in adaptive enterprise architectures in the reality of constant change. He is the creator of the term folksonomy, personal infocloud and the model of attraction, thus very people-oriented.
Florence Devouard was the second Chairperson following founder Jimmy Wales. Today, the Wikipedia, 23 years old, is one of the top 5 websites used in the world. The 2030 mission is ambitious and inclusive – becoming 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.
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.
The motto of Imaginize.World – “With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it” – is a quote from Chen Qiufan.