Our Flourishing Futures from COVID-19 report is published, summarizing ten weeks of daily sense-making on positive paths out of COVID-19, including 70+ salons, and 90+ speakers.
This report groups ideas for change in the sections health, investment & philanthropy, default institutions, governance architectures, coordination technologies, civil responsibility, sense-making systems, global resilience, planetary ecosystem, diverse worlds, culture & arts, flourishing.
To illustrate the possible shift from catastrophe to eucatastrophe, each section is structured in a very deliberate way; it opens with the challenges presented by COVID-19 before pointing to specific opportunities hidden in those challenges for advancing toward flourishing futures. To concretize the challenges and opportunities, the salon videos are provided as spotlights for those of you who would like to dive deeper. For those in a hurry, skip ahead to in lieu of a conclusion at the end of the report.
Please join us next Thursday, August 20th at 11 AM PT for the official report-launch – an in depth reflection on the main takeaways of these three months of daily reflection and sense-making in times of acute crisis.
We’ll reminisce in the forever-ago past of a few months ago and share updates on new opportunities since the series that could turn this crisis from catastrophe into eucatastrophe.
All contributors will be invited to join as we attempt to close this chapter by establishing the foundations of the new one.
“2020 is the year in which we leave dreamtime to enter the strange nimbus between dream and reality. We could wake up into the futures we dream up; let us make our descendants and future selves proud.
It may require a kid’s eye to see that the emperor has no clothes on and yet, if you can read this, you are also the adult in the room. We have never had that much potential agency and may not for a long time after. Let us not look back at this as a missed opportunity when things have solidified again.
Paraphrasing Robin Hanson, our future selves will look back at our current time as “dreamtime”; a time of legend, a favorite setting for grand fiction, when low-delusion heroes and the strange clowns around us could most plausibly have changed the course of history.”
You can also watch all of the Hive Mind discussions here on our YouTube channel.
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