A podcast series about the future
How does the world look in 2040? What changes and expectations are in store? In an inspiring, challenging and bold podcast series we’re pointing the light to the future ahead. Together with nine thought leaders, innovative speakers and clever thinkers, we’re disseminating nine different subjects sharing the future’s innate hopes, dreams, challenges, potentials and possibilities.Think of it as a thought experiment. A utopia or maybe even a nirvana? Listen to the podcasts below, let your mind wander and immerse yourself in the next twenty years of eternal life, curious explorations, the value of beauty and much more.
The role of beauty in the next 20 years
Stefan Sagmeister is a graphic designer and typographer based out of New York City. He is the cofounder of the design company Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. and has designed album covers for The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Jay-Z and Lou Reed and remains dedicated in his work to the music industry. With Sagmeister & Walsh, Stefan is currently engaged in “The Beauty Project”, in which he investigates why people are attracted to beauty and what positive effects beauty can have on our well-being and behaviour. A topic he explores further in this intriguing episode of beauty in the next 20 years.
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Who wants to live for 1000 years?
Aubrey de Grey is an English biomedical gerontologist and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is best known for his view that medical technology can enable humans alive today not to die from age related causes. He argues that the fundamental knowledge to achieve this goal already exists and that science is way ahead of the funding.
His work at the SENS Research Foundation is committed to exploring “works to develop, promote and ensure widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions to the disabilities and diseases of ageing.” In 2008 he claimed that the first human to live 1000 years was probably already alive and might even be between 50 and 60 years old already.
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How to stay relevant in the 21st century
Louise Opprud has worked for the ministry of foreign affairs for 8,5 years in Palo Alto in California as creative director of its Innovation Lab. Today she leads the company New Ways of Working and is a part of think tank DareDisrupt. In her work she is focused on how artificial intelligence and automation will influence the workspace in the coming years, and together with businesses she tries to answer the questions of how to stay relevant in the next 20 years. Louise is currently writing on a book together with Preben Mejer about the mindset and demands of the 21st century. A topic she explores in this exact episode.
Listen when she invites us all on a journey through the demands, possibilities, ideas and potentials of both the workspace and private sphere in the coming 20 years.