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Thu, Nov 16



IFTF Foresight Talks: Dreams and Disruptions: Gamification for the Future

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Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 6:00 AM PST – Nov 17, 2023, 6:00 AM PST


About the Event

Games transport us to imaginative scenarios. They empower us to alter future outcomes based on our ability to think ahead and make strategic choices. Please join us when Shermon Cruz, Chair of the Association of Professional Futurists, shares the inner workings of “Dreams and Disruptions,” his newly released scenario-building game.

Cruz’s methods are based on about two decades of futures work. To construct and stress-test unthought-of futures, Cruz incorporates time horizons, emerging issues of change (including sentient AI, food poverty, etc.), indigenous and cultural drivers of change, planetary-wide disruptions (nuclear winter, supervolcanic eruptions, etc.), plus leaders and movements using Sarkar's Law of the Social Cycle. For the Foresight Talk, Cruz will discuss his efforts to accentuate certain elements in scenario development and futures discourse, including the value of randomness; systems thinking; anti-fragility; and decolonial perspectives.

Come learn about Cruz’s mission to create a global network of players sharing and uploading their most spectacular futures imaginings — and more about the game that’s been played more than 100 times around the world.

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