There is lots that you can do to create a better future world; and the best part is, you can do it
You can choose what world you want to build. Whoever you are and whatever you do, you can influence the outcomes that you want through your own network and start to attract people towards a better future.
FOR A BETTER
1 // SHARE YOUR VISION
We have eighty visions but we need so many more.
You can start by writing number eighty-one and sharing it through the Visions 2100 website right here and then amongst your network.
Make your Vision for 2100 part of your water cooler and elevator conversations and start getting the people you meet to dream of a better future.
2 // PANIC EARLY
Firstly, panic early and do something. There is no point waiting for the answer because it is not coming. By doing something you will eventually work out what is useful.
3 // VALUE NATURAL CAPITAL
In everything you do, value the natural capital that you use and the impact of your activities on it. If you can do this within an organisation, even better but do it nevertheless. When you've done it, share your findings and help others to understand the concept.
4 // INNOVATE
Innovation policy, ecosystems and entrepreneurship will be what enable the world to make the change. Wherever you see an effort to encourage innovation, support it and work to incorporate it into your world. The current cultural norms will not allow the changes that are required so we must innovate to change these norms.
5 // ENCOURAGE THE ROLL OF THE MEDIA
With a few honourable exceptions, the media is missing from this debate. They are a critical component to engaging the whole community in building a better world. Wherever you can, engage with the media, tell them about good news stories, about amazing forecast futures and that you want to see success stories. Complain when they do not show something that warrants attention. Once they know that there is interest, they will engage.
Our challenge is that we have a complex problem with very serious long term risks that the human mind is not easily able to solve.
6 // BE AN EARLY ADOPTER OF GOOD TECHNOLOGY
The quickest uptake of technology is by combining proven technology with new business models. Of course, there are many good technologies that are not fully proven that also need to be nurtured. Help this to accelerate by being an early adopter, celebrating technology success and encouraging others to do the same.
7 // BE HEARD
To be heard, all your communications must be delivered primarily at an emotional level. Decide what you want your audience to feel, and deliver your topic with that in mind. Have the rational arguments as supporting material but remember that all decisions are influenced most
heavily by 'gut-feeling'.
8 // EMBRACE YOUR STUBBORN OPTIMIST
Above all, be a stubborn optimist. When you get knocked down, just get up one more time and try again.
It will be worth it!