Envisioning a Grand Future
Saturday, Dec 1, 9 am – 6 pm @The Laundry, SF
Come prepared, pick the technology track you’d like to steer and join intimate strategy groups to advance your track toward grand futures. Tracks include AI, cyberspace, blockchains, health technologies, bio & nanotechnologies, neurotechnologies, and space technologies – all chaired by technology experts (see speaker section below). Each technology track envisions two different scenarios – Dystopia and Utopia – to develop a 30-year technology strategy.
First, you’ll envision a dystopian, and a utopian scenario for your technology track, including effects on society, politics, economics, and ecology.
Armed with the dystopian and utopian corner scenarios, you’ll generate an Existential Hope strategy, that navigates away from dystopia toward utopia.
To turn the Existential Hope scenario into a realistic future strategy, you’ll answer
- Action Plan: What is your proposal to steer your technology track toward Existential Hope? Who needs to be engaged and how? What milestones, costs, and bottlenecks may we expect?
- Betting on Goals: What desirable goals may we achieve in the next year, 5, 15, 30 years?
- Crucial Considerations: Why is this strategy desirable? What agreements/ disagreements and controversies exist in your group? What black swans may influence your scenarios?
Yes, we have a lot on our plate! Check out the slides below for a sneak peek of what each technology track will create on Saturday. Don’t worry, each step has as much guidance as you need and your track chairs are there to steer the ship – if you let them!