Why do most of the sci-fi flicks look dystopian in nature? Every imaginable future scenario looks like a Black Mirror episode.
This podcast is an attempt to speculate the future in a positive way through design dialogues. This podcast will engage with futurists, designers, field specialists and experiential experts.
For the second season, we are focusing on founders creating utopian science fiction (white-mirror) technologies creating a dent in the society with their views, vision and actions.
Future of Work | Laetitia Vitaud
For today's episode, I have with me Laetitia Vitaud. She is a writer and a prominent speaker about the future of work. Laetitia is also an editor in chief of the HR media, Welcome to the Jungle, a leading media that helps companies develop, in her own words, 'employer branding for the new work generation'. She has also constantly published her work in LSE Business Review, Medium as well as Malt.
-Definitions of Feminism
-Meritocracy, Neonatalism and Motherhood
-Equity, Equality and Diversity
-Fairness in Candidate Selection
-Ideal version of feminism
-Technology eats Culture for Breakfast
-Future Work with professional transitions, job changes
-'Low skill' workers viewpoint
-Economic system based on measurable value
-Productive work and reproductive work
-Rise of female suicides in Japan
-Isolation for children during COVID
-Effect of social games for children using Twitch, Discord
-Feminist geographers and design of safer cities for women
Future of Ageing | Mehdi Yacoubi
Mehdi Yacoub is an engineer and entrepreneur from Paris, passionate about optimizing health, longevity and well being. Through Lifetizr, he is building a solution to help people optimize their metabolic health, prevent chronic diseases, and live healthier and longer.
Mehdi also writes a weekly newsletter (The Long Game), were he shares the best stuff he comes across each week. He covers a broad range of topics, always including health, wellness, and tech. In a given episode, you can read about the Horvath clock, the art of doing nothing, pricing strategies, risk management, the VIP world, behavioral biology, Bruce Lee, and Michael Jordan.
Lifetizr and their work through Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Personal experiences monitoring glucose levels and benefits of tracking
Moating and how startups understand their strengths and positioning
Tips on fasting, 72 hour fasts, cold showers
Could immortality be achieved?
David Sinclair's Information Theory of ageing
Need for utopian science fictions (White Mirrors)
Twitter as the true social network
Increased polarisation of societies and rise in social media wokeness
Andy Matuschak's mnemonic writing
Future of Unschooling | Che Vanni Beon Davids
Introducing Che Vanni, Founder of Reimagined Leaning Centre based out of South Africa. So, Che is an active participant of the unschooling network. His Reimagined Learning Centre is based on the philosophy of putting children in the drivers seats of their own lives. They consider children as complete autonomous human beings, participating and involving in activities at their own pace. Some of the activities which children carry out in this centre range from cooking, woodwork, permaculture, bee-keeping and even gardening for that matter.
In these settings, the children and their parents repeatedly participate in 'unschooling', thereby making these centers a part of the local and international unschoolers networks, within which information and experiences are continuously exchanged.
Tune in to the podcast to understand from Che Vanni what he means by unschooling, and what it takes to redefine education from bottom up.
For more info:
Che Vanni on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chevanni
Reimagined Learning Centre: https://www.facebook.com/ReimaginedLearningCentre
Future of Mental Health Resillience | Kavya Rao
Today, for this episode of Shake Up The World Podcast, we have with us Kavya Rao who has taken up many hats in the past. She has worked as a consultant psychologist, teacher and also as a skill trainer for adolescents. Currently, Kavya works with Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child, an organisation based in India where she develops awareness tools for maternal health and adolescent health. As her interests primarily lie along the intersections of psychology and education, The topic of focus for this discussion would especially be surrounding the importance of mental health through awareness based education tools.
We do a bit of a deep dive into her work through the organisation in terms of activity based learning approaches for pregnant mothers, adolescent teenagers and even parents. How can we help them become more efficient in handling challenges and remain resillient during times of stress?
https://www.facebook.com/mamtaHIMC/ (Facebook Page)
Future of Equity | St. Ludovick Peters
Ludovick is the Founder and CEO of SLIOC which is aimed at providing access to education and shelter for albino children in Tanzania.
In Tanzania, East Africa, people with white skin (known as albinos) are hunted like animals for their body parts which are widely believed to have magical and superstitious properties.
As a result, between 2000 and 2017 there were 75 ‘registered’ killings of albinos, a further 61 survived attacks and there were 16 albino grave robberies.
Through his charitable organisation, St. Ludovick aims to provide access to education and shelter for the albino children and to provide safety and equality of participation in socio-economic activities for the albinos.
Especially during these times were the death of George Floyd has triggered the #BlackLivesMatter protests, with everyone discussing about diversity in workplaces and prevention of racial injustice, the message which St. Ludovick has is particularly deep and profound, and relevant to these times.
Future of Rural Innovation | Thabiso Blak Mashaba
SHOW LESS Thabiso is double major degree holder in Economics and Accounting from the University of Botswana. He is a completing global master’s degree in development practice programme (MDP) student under the prestigious Socio-Economic Development, Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited Trust Professor Thomas Tlou scholarship, with the same institution.
Thabiso is also a strategist, cultural economist, arts trainer and policymaker. He sits on the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower Youth in Business Sector High Level Consultative Council. He is the Interim Chairperson of the Arterial Network Botswana Chapter, Brand Ambassador of the Botswana Creative Industries Focus Group and he also sits on the National Human Resource Development Council’s Cultural and Creative Industry Sector Committee as a member representing Private Sector. Thabiso is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the fast growing IDIN Micro Grant Funded These Hands Global, Social and Sustainable Enterprise (THESE HANDS NETWORK).
He is an IDDS Zambia 2013 Alumnus and Facilitator of the UNDP and Botswana Innovation Hub‘s Annual Social Good Summit since 2013. Thabiso is also an Ashoka Change Makers Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health Wellness Course Graduate, Lead Partinizer for Africa region, and IDDS Dkar 2015 and IDDS Botswana 2016 Lead Organizer. These Hands was started in 2015 by Thabiso to help diversify Botswana’s economy and to promote continued gains in human development. These Hands recognizes that the people of Botswana demonstrate extraordinary artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial tendencies and that this creates many opportunities for economic transformation. As a result, they aim to mobilize this talent to transform Botswana into a knowledge economy. http://these-hands.org/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/thesehandsgsse (Facebook)
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