....I dare you to smile and say hello to the next person you see
As part of the project we developed a set of future scenarios, or stories about 2025 and a world that is very different from today. It’s not about predicting the future but about imagining and building the possibilities. The scenarios are designed to inspire people and help organisations think about what kinds of products and services they could have a place in 2025.
As part of the FutureScapes project we used the scenarios, external voices and the creative responses we received as an imaginative starting point for a series of workshops where we worked on developing future technology concepts that could enable sustainable lifestyles in 2025. Many great ideas emerged from these sessions and we’ve bought a product, a place, a platform and a philosophy to life with help from some brilliant partners.
To paint a vivid picture of what the future may hold, we asked an eclectic mix of authors from across Europe to bring their vision of 2025 to life. From sci-fi to chick-lit, we want all kinds of perspectives.
We asked a number of video bloggers from across Europe to record their thoughts on what 2025 will bring and the challenges we will face. What do they imagine life will be like? What would they like to see? Are there things that scare them, or excite them? What role do they think technology might play in this world?