Introduction: Where is Humanity Headed?
Do mass media narratives help or harm those pushing the boundaries of systems change? Alongside experts in the field of making the world a better place, podcast host Juanique Randall explores narratives for a better future. From military-industrial and biochemical to information and psychological warfare, like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street - in a tacit revolution - its time to regain control of our story-line. If we succeed for the first time in history, we will also own our future. From this point onward, it’s how we shape it that matters most.
Part 1: Why Futures Thinking Matters.
Part 2: Engineering the Future
Part 3: Artificial Intelligence and Moral Ethics
Part 4: How Technology can Advance Humanity
Part 5: How Narrative Shapes our Future
Dr Francesca Ferrando's key focus is on Philosophical Posthumanism, defined as a philosophy of mediation which addresses the meaning of humanity not in separation, but in relation to technology and ecology. Francesca explains how understanding the distinction between the Transhumanist and Posthumanist narrative is important to ensure an humanity collectively decides their fate.
Part 6: Understanding our Place in the Universe
Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to achieve a just and sustainable world. Greg explains why the context in which humanity is operating is often omitted from global decision making and how reintegrating it stands to impact our future and reveal a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts.