What if humans are becoming enroboted?
Innovate Thinking Routines on Global Warming and Sustainability
* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
A Stratal on Global Warming
We got a list of twelve unrelated, parallel statements about the problems of global warming.
Global Warming – More Effective Calls for Action?
What to do with meaningless but well intended moral calls for action?
Escaping Thinking-as-Usual about Global Warming
Having summarized existing approaches, could we escape from those and find fresh approaches to mitigate or even counteract the effects of climate change? Try to come up with at least three ¨escapes¨: alternative approaches to mitigate global warming.
Mitigating Global Warming
If you think about mitigating Global Warming, and you are looking for creative solutions to, it may make sense to map out existing approaches.
Fundamental Questions about Global Warming
You agree we need innovative thinking here, don´t you? To begin with: childish questions.
Learning Science, Engineering and Mathematics
We came across, finally, a new approach to teach mathematics, science, and engineering by creating a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. We discuss the principles behind the approach.
Socratic Thinking about Climate Change
Of course, we could study intensively the different approaches to the ethical question of ¨Why should we bother about climate change?¨ that scholars have identified. But we believe that policymakers and responsible citizens must able to answer that question for themselves.
Opportunities for new apps are abundant and everywhere
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
Creative Thinking – A Masterclass for Facilitators
It is a misunderstanding to think that the purpose of a creative thinking session is to come up with new ideas or innovative concepts. Nor is it the mere application of a creative thinking technique, however exotic it may be. What then?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (5) – Lack of System Thinking
To what extent are more subsystems involved than just the health care system in tackling the crisis? How are they built? What data they use? Is it taken into account that the spread of the virus, the measures that are taken by the government, and the reactions of the citizens form a complex dynamic system?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (3) – Information (not) Considered
How was situation awareness built up in the Coronacrisis and how have(not) considered information multiplied the blundering into disaster?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (1)
Our hypothesis is that a lack of thinking skills among governments, health institutions and the population has seriously contributed to the spread of the Corona virus
Story Cubes and Stratals
One of our readers challenged us to simplify the process of applying Stratals as a creativity tool. A stratal is putting together a layer of unconnected, random statements or observations and looking at it as a whole. The purpose is to allow new ideas to materialize from evaluating the strata as a whole and not …
Societal Science Fiction – 21st Century Challenges
Throughout history stories have help shaped our minds, our ideas and actions. With the increasing acceleration in information and biotechnology we need better stories about future technological, social and economic developments. In this 21th century, ¨societal¨science fiction might be an important genre, if not the most important, to interprete the consequences of accelarating technological developments.
Sense of Justice
Have we failed to find justice and entered the Post-Truth Era? Our sense of justice may be out date, says Yuval Noah Harari. The problem is not with our morality, it is with implementing these values in the modern world - a complex global world. The numbers are identified as the underlying problem. Previously, the …
Event-ism and other – Future Ideologies
This is a continuation of our post The Meaning of Life – Have You Tried Googling It? “How do you live in an age of bewilderment, when the old stories have collapsed, and no new story has yet emerged to replace them?” What will keep us busy when our jobs become obsolete? A new quest …
A Concept R&D Department
In 1968, Dick Fosberry won a gold medal in high jumping at the Summer Olympics. Instead of diving with his belly over the bar and landing on his feet, he did it reverse, jumped over the bar with his back and landed on his back. Nearly two thousand years since the Olympics in Athens, mankind …
Quintessentially Me – Student 2050
In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults' wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual) approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from …