On this website we will be reporting on our Connecting to the Future project of which the first stage is writing a book.
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There has been no other time in history where human influence has been so strong and visible here on Earth. Regarding the future, great new challenges have appeared on our doorstep that demand societies to change. Climate change, the destruction of nature, and growing inequality are some of the symptoms that all point to a very fundamental problem, which is the way we think and act as human beings.
We have lost the connection to the future and it is high time to get it back. Essentially, our connection to the future relies on the ability to transform ourselves through learning.
Currently, we progress predominantly within the existing parameters of our convictions, belief systems, worldviews, or observational disciplines. This means that everything we develop, create, discover, research, and are willing to experience only enters our conscious perception within these parameters. In other words, we are stuck with the ways we have learned to fulfill our basic needs in the last hundreds of years.
We will take a historical look at the perspective of learning: How the two great influential forces of how to discern and how to correlate have enabled our learning capacity through the development of sensors, processors and drivers. Moreover, we will explore the role of meaning and the sense of future to our abilities to transform. Continue reading…
We need to upgrade our inherited notion that the earth will unconditionally provide us with everything.
I started to write this blog at the train station when I saw all the people looking at their screens. I could only awe at the genius of Thomas Friedman, who already years ago concluded that the world is flat again. Looking over multiple platforms, only one conclusion...
I've been working on this infographic, based on sketches by Peter Paul, to visualize the Dance of Development (name courtesy of Huibert van Wijngaarden) through which humanity has developed. Work in progress…
In the different stages of this project we need your support
In the first stage we need financial support to have the time to be able to think, design and write.
2In the second stage we need help to present the information in more ways than just as a book: in podcasts, videoclips, infographics, presentations, etc.
3Third stage: In dialogue and cooperation with you, the content needs to be broadened and taken further.
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