Humanity Next – Exploring Societal Futures – April 16th 2020
View the video of the webinar here
This series of webinars is hosted by Fast Future in partnership with IORMA. Moderated by global futurist Rohit Talwar of Fast Future, each webinar is designed to provide a widespread global exploration of key aspects of the post-pandemic future: from the impacts on humanity, the economy, and globalisation through to health, education, and the environment.
In this seminar, an international panel of future thinkers and domain experts will explore the possible scenarios and consequences for society around the world as we come out of the pandemic and start to deal with the impacts and implications. Key topics to be explored will include:
- Priorities – How might the balance play out between ensuring societal wellbeing and restoring economies?
- Societal Underpinnings – How might values and behaviours evolve?
- Basic Incomes – Could this be the start of a transition towards some form of universal basic income in several economies around the world?
- Generational Perspectives – How might the crisis impact the way we look at and support different generations across society?
- Human Resilience – Can and should we engineer greater resilience against future health and environmental hazards?
- Consequences – Who might the biggest winners and losers be?
- Action – What should leaders, politicians, and individuals be doing now to prepare themselves for such an uncertain future?
- Anne Boysen – Futurist, Generational Expert, Founder: After The Millennials, USA / Norway
- Leire Rincón – Chair: Unconditional Basic Income Europe,
- David Wood – Futurist, Chair: London Futurists, UK
- Rohit Talwar (Moderator) – CEO Fast Future, UK
Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a Post-Pandemic Future: Webinars and Book
While the world grapples with the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, a growing number of politicians and business leaders are beginning to acknowledge the advice of future thinkers, futurists, and scenario planners on how important it is to also be thinking about the next horizon and beyond. This can help ensure that the decisions we make today don’t lay the foundation for a new set of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help us plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our current strategies. Finally, such future insights might help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities, challenges, and risks that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.