The first episode of our new livechat series on the next decade A conversation between Futurist and Envisioning CEO, Michell Zappa and L'Atelier BNP PARIBAS CEO, John Egan. L'Atelier is a foresight business that identifies and contextualises future market opportunities that emerge from technological and societal change. Transcript hi Michell,
Technology significantly affects society and development. Understanding the principles of change is rapidly becoming a fundamental skill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5tmOxTY3Oo The Age of Centaurs IKEA Democratic Design Days (Lugano, 2018)
Finding Certainty in Uncertainty Singularity University Global (July 2018) Lecture at Singularity University in Mountain View, CA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CyrunFCfxE
Presentation at Salzburg Global Seminar session 593: The Shock of the New.
Scratch your own itch: trabalhar com tecnologia é resolver problemas reais Interview published on MasterTech [https://blog.mastertech.tech/tecnologia/scratch-your-own-itch-trabalhar-com-tecnologia-e-resolver-problemas-reais/] É inevitável pensar que todas as indústrias serão dominadas por tecnologia. Esse processo já começou faz muito tempo e só se confirma com o passar dos anos. Existem medos
Interview with THNK School of Creative Leadership Michell Zappa is the founder of Envisioning.io “the world’s first collaborative platform for technology intelligence”. We heard about what sparked the idea for Envisioning and where it’s headed next. “Envisioning started 2011, the idea for the company was first sparked
Lecture at THNK School of Creative Leadership.
Below is the third installment in our series, AIML: Big Changes, Big Conversations [http://www.collectivenext.com/blog/talking-about-revolution]. Taking AIML (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) as our example, we will explore methods for accelerating and amplifying conversations around major changes in ways that enable us, as individuals and as
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKGLBfjycW8 Centaur Workshop Innotribe @ Sibos (Geneva, 2016)
Published in Wired UK 16.11 How should we educate our children to be productive members of tomorrow’s society? Educators are under-equipped at preparing students for an uncertain future, leading tomorrow's society to be shaped by yesterday's tools. Worldwide, ministries of education are increasingly considered expenditures (rather than investments)
Interview published on DesignDecode [http://designdecode.org/interview/michell-zappa/] "I think you can harness that creative power. I think you can build the environments, the tools, the platforms, and the challenges to assist these creative minds in fixing the world. To do that, you need to survive the coming storm.
In the back seat of an SUV leaving the city behind I realize there’s no way to back out anymore. I’ve been researching the ins & outs of ayahuasca rituals for over a year now, reading articles, watching documentaries and talking to people about their own journeys. I considered
A CRASH COURSE IN TECHNOLOGY THINKING Have you shot a dronie? If not, you soon might. Dronies are like selfies filmed by remote-controlled drones, registering your face and surroundings from the sky. Dronies are the natural evolution of existing technological trends, and might teach us a broader lesson about what
Keynote presentation given at Vision Monday [https://twitter.com/VisionMonday] in New York City in March 2014 Good morning and thank you so much for being here. My name is Michell, and I speculate about the future. To be more specific, I speculate about the future of technology. I find
[Keynote presentation given for Kempinski Hotels in Munich] If the introduction sounds familiar, scroll down to TRANSITION [http://mz.wtf/writing/2014/3/munich#transition]. Good afternoon and thank you for being here. My name is Michell, and I study technology. To study technology means to make sense of a
By an invitation from Chungdahm learning [http://chungdahm.com/cdi/cdi30_edutech.aspx], I spent the better part of last week exploring digital classrooms and the future of interactive textbooks in Seoul. Founded as an ESL after-school academy in 1998, Chungdahm has grown into a multilingual textbook publisher with thirty
I believe it's necessary to undo the culture of being busy. I'm used to mistaking priority with availability, and much too often blame my sense of busy instead of my sense of importance when determining how to prioritise tasks. I also believe in hacking every system around me to reduce
[Keynote presentation given at Chung Dahm Learning [http://chungdahm.com/] in Seoul] Good afternoon and thank you for being here. I want to talk about what technology is doing to school. And challenge a couple of assumptions about the future of education. And ask a couple of big questions like:
I've spent my life thinking about technology. I’m perpetually fascinated about technology at every level of abstraction: from dismantling a Game-&-Watch at age 6, understanding circuit boards to winning the Apple-keynote-prediction-game. I think of myself having a broad & deep understanding of the subject. I’ve spent my 10.
Keynote given for an Amsterdam CEO Summit via THNK School of Creative Leadership. Good morning Please keep number two million in mind. But first I want to tell you why I study technology. I grew up in Sweden thirty one years ago. Nerdy kid. Total introvert. A video-gaming, book-reading, documentary-watching,
Envisioning is an independent technology research foundation based in Brazil. We have a mission: to raise the level of global understanding about the implications of accelerating change. We conduct ongoing research on emerging tech using a combination of methodology, technology and design. Our report on the future of money [http:
Why the future of health? Technology is the ultimate democratizing force in society. Over time, technology raises lowest common denominators by reducing costs and connecting people across the world. Medical technology is no exception to this trend: previously siloed repositories of information and expensive diagnostic methods are rapidly finding a
Sitting at the intersection between personal computers and mobile phones, the current crop of smartphones now represent more than half the mobiles [http://gigaom.com/mobile/carrier-data-confirms-it-half-of-us-now-owns-a-smartphone/] used in the U.S., while numbers for the rest of the world are quickly catching up. These touch-screen and application-oriented devices have
This is the first in a series of Sci-Fi Scaffolds: brief science fiction inspired stories extrapolating on emerging technologies in order to create plausible scenarios for the near future. Gleaning toward the far end of the bedroom, you spot the parcel. Unremarkable in size, like yesterday's and all of those
Why look at education? Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. This dichotomy is particularly aggravated when it
The merits of literacy are self-evident to the point of no longer being questioned in society. The very concept of reading and writing is a tenet of social compatibility for most cultures, having embedded itself into our social fabric to the degree where even debating whether "we should teach our
Keynote presentation in Washington, D.C.
Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years. Envisioning technology is meant to facilitate these observations by taking a step
We are on the brink of unimaginable technological change. The predictable acceleration of hardware, connectivity and sensors coupled with an unforeseen plethora of new business models and the need to tackle problems on a global scale leaves me optimistic about the coming decades. It was with that in mind that
“Envisioning technology” is a speculative and subjective overview of potential future technologies. Based on personal research and observations, this map is intended to facilitate predictions of where the technium [https://web.archive.org/web/20110315082431/http://www.kk.org/books/what-technology-wants.php] is going, as well as provoke thought and