Watch again the webinar: Drivers of Change and Lifestyle in 2050: A Decentralized and Autonomous Futurescape

By Victor V. Motti
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In addition to the scientific resources available in the "Food for thought" section, the Positive Future team offers scientific events, webinars, and online conferences to help participants in the contest, and for anyone interested in the themes tackled by the Positive Future project.

The art and science of futures studies help us obtain a better understanding of the drivers of change by focusing on Long Term, Big Picture and Radical Change: for example, Tech Revolutions (Biohacking plus Artificial Intelligence), Social Upheavals (Massive Access to Free Education/Tools of Production), Business Disruptions (End of Banking), Major Transformations (Post Plastic Society). Drivers of change are factors causing change, affecting or shaping the futures.

In this webinar, Victor V. Motti will review some drivers of change such as data, clean energy, automation, green economy, and silver tsunami. He will also report from a global survey of experts on Society and Lifestyles in 2050. The expert sample of the survey was selected from authors of the articles in the leading futures and foresight journals. This survey shows us how a decentralized and autonomous futurescape is emerging in areas such as consumption of food, manufactured goods, and infrastructure including housing and mobility.

Victor V. Motti is an international writer, speaker, and strategic foresight adviser. He is Director of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) since 2017 and Managing Editor of the European Journal of Futures Research (EJFR) published by Springer. He has been a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, Africa and Asia, speaking on key transitions at planetary and regional levels for the 2030, 2050 and 2060 horizons. He was the recipient of the WFSF President’s Outstanding Young Futurist Award in 2013. He is also the author of the book Alternative Planetary Futures published in the UK.