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Mark Stevenson – The future and what to do about it

Today’s democracy, business, climate management and financial systems need to be organised differently. Now. A messy and challenging 10 - 20 years of change awaits. Be brave, shape up & provide moral leadership or your kids might turn on you later.

To find out more watch Mark's talk below and you can click here to download his slide presentation. 


Who is he?

‘Reluctant futurist’ Mark Stevenson is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on the interplay of technology and society, His many advisory roles include Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, the GSMA, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Atlas of the Future.

 

What’s his mission?

Helping a diverse range of clients including government agencies, NGOs, corporations and arts organisations to become future literate and adapt their cultures and strategy to squarely face the questions the future is asking them.

 

Which of his books should I read?

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future has been praised by New Scientist and The Sunday Times as “refreshingly upbeat” and “infectiously enthusiastic”.

 

Interesting fact?

“It cost $100 million to sequence a human genome in 2001, and $1,000 in 2014. This is outstripping Moore’s Law by a factor of six, meaning that the $1 human genome will be here by the end of the decade, and the 1c genome by the end of the next.”

 

Best quote?

“We’re already embracing the transhumanist project, we’re just still calling it ‘medicine’. We’ve inevitably blurred the line between ‘therapy’ and ‘enhancement’.

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