We need to change the big conversations about the future.
Big conversations are happening about the future.
There’s a ton of interest right now around automation, exponential technologies, and the jobs of tomorrow. Amidst such rapid social change and economic uncertainty, people are scared of what the future holds. They want to know what jobs will be like in the future, how their industry will be disrupted, and what kind of education and training are needed to stay relevant. There’s a great deal of anxiety around the implications of what is coming.
There’s something missing from these conversations.
While it may seem as if we’re talking about the future of the economy, the future of education, and the future of work, we’re actually talking about something much more fundamental than these sectors of life. What’s beneath all of these areas of life?
What is the future of Human Purpose?
This is the big question. All of our collective fear and anxiety around AI, automation, and the jobs of tomorrow — it’s not really about “jobs.” It’s about our worth and dignity as human beings. It’s about how we spend our time, our effort, and our energy. It’s about the contributions we want to make. Who do we need to become in order to feel whole in the wildly different future in front of us?
We need to change the conversation.
Although AI and automation might be disruptive, they are full of new opportunities and new possibilities. We need to remember that human civilization has been through big shifts before: when we moved from hunter-gathering to farming and cities, and from farming to industry. We need to remember that the future isn’t something that’s happening to us, it’s up to us to build the future we want.
This is the objective of the Human Purpose Project.
We are bringing together a collective of the best minds to approach these common conversations about the future, but from a totally different perspective. We’re turning the conversations on their head. We are creating new narratives for how we define Human Purpose.
Human Purpose Influencers Project
NOMINATE A HUMAN PURPOSE INFLUENCER
World Future 2017: International Series
FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION SERIES
World Future 2018: Human Purpose Conference
PARTICIPATE IN WORLD FUTURE 2018
There is no limit to your impact. How do you want to spend your days? What contributions do you want to make in a world? What do you want your purpose to be?