We assume that the cause of the Global Warming and reduction of sustainability lies in typical Western mono-causal, unilateral, individualistic thinking. New concepts as have emerged in biomedical sciences and cellular biology as in physics are currently lacking in business and the public domain, let alone on an individual level.
Eco-conversationalists or Eco-mechanisms?
What have we taken for granted the last 50 years in the way we thought about how to counter global warming and increase sustainability? What can we learn from that to NOT do? What can we learn from that to do otherwise? What has been a seemingly ineffective mechanism for change?
Global Changes and the Changed Needs for Education
What curriculum changes are needed for schools, regarding global changes and sustainability? Current Approach The European Commission's climate plan is limited to reducing carbon emissions by industries. It has goals, but not strategies on how to reach those goals. It covers sectors such as electricity, mobility, industry, built environment, and agricultural and land use. However, …
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Global Warming – More Effective Calls for Action?
What to do with meaningless but well intended moral calls for action?
What If´s – Global Warming and Sustainability
As we are interested in non-traditional thinking. Put forward a fantasy or a wish, knowing that it is impossible to achieve. It is important that a provocation be a fantasy.
Technology is not unilateral consequence of……..
Every technological invention creates a dynamic system of interactions and feedback loops with society. With new technology, it is therefore important to make an attempt to visualize the dynamic system that is evoked by the new technology.
Global Moral Development, Global Elitism and Global Institutions
We face global challenges, yet, we lack a functioning global comunity. Can we replace the concept of civilization with something else? Some prelimary ideas and What If´s.
Global Challenges, but No Global Community
On one side, the great issues of this century – such as, for example, climate change and nuclear weapons – require a global community; on the other, immigration and nationalism form the basis of the defense mechanism of those threatened by globalization. Try new and creative lines of thinking.
How to Smash the Glass Ceiling for Women
In our earlier post ¨Better Ideas for Women in Top Positions¨ we were wondering if we can design better ideas to get a more proportional representation of women in board of directors. Here some more results.
Better Ideas for More Women in Top Positions?
Can we design ideas to get women in top positions without mandatory quotas?
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.
n on earlier post Sense of Justice we pointed out Harari's approach to comprehend and judge moral dilemmas. Below we show our efforts to think effectively "to get a solution or at least a direction for one of today’s urgent issues": - The underdevelopment of Africa - Working conditions in low-wage countries
Interesting Reading Areas 2019 – New Thinking
Most end-of-the-year lists of books have the underlying message that “if you haven’t read these books, you are a cultural bar-bar, does not belong to the well-informed elite and not able to go along in conversations”.
A Totally Misused Concept: the Average
In our Thinkibility nibble What Is An Interesting Book? we suggested that books with intellectual value should be categorized by the publisher into categories: Mainstream Improvement Criticism Provocation and Alternatives We propose a strong candidate for category 4: Provocation and Alternatives: The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness Subversive Dispels a …
The Social Dynamics of Thinking
Social dynamics can refer to the behaviour of groups that results from the interactions of individual group members as well as the study of the relationship between individual interactions and group level behaviours. It is often assumed that the act of thinking is highly individual. Better thinking or poor thinking is located inside the brain or …
How many people does it take to start a Revolution?
Famine, plague and war! These three problems used to be the problems that preoccupied people throughout history. These problems have not been solved and millions of people are dying from poverty, disease and war. But where are we heading? What social challenges do we need to deal with in the future. In most countries around …
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What are Social Innovations? According to Wikipedia social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health — they extend and strengthen civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open …
In the blog post Creative thinking for the living planet - ecospin doctors, we explored the importance of using suitable words to influence and change how people perceive the natural world. In this blog post, we are using the new word Eco Care-Icide to highlight the need for changes in the way care homes are …
Terrifying and Exciting! The Power of Big Data
What if you could reimagine the global cooperation? What would it look like? Psychological profiling is big money! Especially is you use it to make a digital coup and create personalised political advertising. By using big data it may be possible to change the way we vote. This approach may according to rumours already have …
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Design New Concepts – Thinkibility Boost
There are several ways to design a new concept deliberately. But what is a new concept? Not many people have a quick answer to this question, other than "differently than expected", "something else as normal", "not seen before" or just "interesting". One of the easiest ways to design a new concept is to escape from …