Today’s insights are brought to you by my colleague and global futurist, Graeme Codrington.
For our special 100th episode of Graeme’s ThrowForward Thursday YouTube series, we jump forward a century and imagine 21 scenarios of what life might be like.
These are not fanciful science fiction scenarios of flying cars or robot assistants (those will be old news in a century anyway), but rather our team’s best scenarios for realistic but significant change to the way we live and work.
Come with us to imagine a world of free and clean energy, where our understanding of dark matter has helped us to take a giant leap forward in science.
Marvel with us at the medical advances that have doubled life expectancy, integrated humans and machines, given people the choice of when to end life, but has also changed politics forever – we now have a young/old divide rather than a conservative/progressive one.
We don’t believe that there will be colonies off planet, but there will certainly be scientific bases on the moon and Mars, and maybe even further into space. There won’t be banks or money – not as we know them today. There won’t be cryptocurrency over. In fact, we will have a whole new political and economic system. And maybe – just maybe, if we dare to dream – we can imagine a world without war.
All this and more in just 21 minutes. 21 scenarios for 2123. Imagine tomorrow’s world and start building it today.
Graeme’s Futures Club members have the exclusive opportunity to delve into the inner workings and uncover the two tools that Graeme employed to curate these 21 scenarios.
Graeme skillfully demonstrates the significance of having a framework for horizon scanning, unveiling its essential role in navigating the future.
Club members learn how to harness the power of trend analysis and disruptive forces, combining them with the Impact vs Probability matrix and High Road/Low Road filters. This approach enables members to generate scenarios that effectively equip their teams to proactively prepare for what lies ahead.
You can join here if you’re looking for some practical tools and resources to help prepare your team for the future.
Graeme Codrington, is an internationally recognized futurist, specializing in the future of work. He helps organizations understand the forces that will shape our lives in the next ten years, and how we can respond in order to confidently stay ahead of change.
For the past two decades, Graeme has worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands, travelling to over 80 countries in total, and speaking to around 100,000 people every year. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, and on faculty at 5 top global business schools.