The Startup Boot event of today got us thinking: ‘what will the future bring us?’
Over the years, human beings have evolved a lot and we can take for certain that we’ll continue to evolve. Way back in time, we lived only on basic instinct. We were happy when we had food, a good health, shelter, water and love. Having these things made you a rich person, it was a luxury.
Now, we entered a time where these luxuries became our basic needs.
We don’t hunt for food anymore, we don’t settle for shelter and love, we always want more! In the current business model of the world, people are controlled by money, power and rules. When we have a problem, a lot of people solve the issue with two solutions. Either by adding money or adding rules. What if more money and more rules don’t get us any further in our even faster changing world, what if we got more flow and trust? More creativity comes to the table, that’s for sure!
Who would have thought that today we would be able to talk to someone who’s on the other side of the world, that we could print toys and drive cars on electricity. Who would have thought we would be looking at a future where we will be able to buy a flying car and talk to your computer via a chip in your brain.
These thoughts were the subject of our Startup Boot event, where Peter Ros of Permanent Beta took the lead in an open discussion about the impact of technology on human behavior.
Now back to the question. ‘What will the future bring us?’
Together we thought of multiple outcomes as:
- ‘We will go back to basic. Be happy, not by striving for more but by loving and caring.’
- ‘We will become one big community. Everyone will take care of each other and we’ll develop the worlds possibilities together.’
- ‘People will work less, but have more. Technology will make sure of that by providing us with our basic needs.’
Regarding to Peter Ros, the future will probably be a mix of all possible outcomes and hopefully bring us to a next level in wellbeing by caring for each other and our planet. But to be totally honest, we ended the event without a clear answer about the future. We were only certain about one thing, we need to stop thinking in the two basic business models for the world where we either live by basics or strive for more with money and power.
So to answer the question, how about this.
How about we don’t know what the future will bring us. How about we settle for the not knowing and open ourselves up for a new mindset.
What if we acknowledge that one person cannot create the future, but we will ease in to it step by step, together. It is human nature to want to know how everything works, this is what makes us develop and even evolve. What if, we stop waiting for the government to guide us to the future but take matters in our ‘own’ hands. We work together, share thoughts and create our future together. We want to know your thoughts!
How about that?
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