This Might Change Your Mind

   Perspective matters:    blind monks examining an elephant , an  ukiyo-e  print by  Hanabusa Itchō  (1652–1724).

Perspective matters: blind monks examining an elephant, an ukiyo-e print by Hanabusa Itchō (1652–1724).

As someone who enjoys thinking about the future, I spent a lot of time looking for new, emerging narratives and ideologies.

See, foresight or futures thinking for me isn’t merely about extrapolating trends and creating future scenarios. It’s more about seeing the systems that form our world as they currently are from different perspectives. Because it is only when we realize that alternative realities exist, that we become actual designers of our future as opposed to drifters of some future.

“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” Niccolò Machiavelli (1950): The Prince and The Discourses

“To initiate a new order of things” or let’s say at least to irritate your mind, I have compiled this list of random new perspectives on different issues…