01Mar

Importance of vision

Why vision is so important? Why we need to have a shared vision of the future? Vision is a dream: if the dreamer is someone who cares for humanity as a whole, we will have a world with no wars, no poverty, where everybody can access learning, technologies make our lives easier, we are all equal and safe. On the other hand, if innovation is leveraging only on private interests, we could get environmental degradation, wider and wider...

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08Mar

Innovation VS vision

What is the difference between being visionary and innovator? I did some googling for quotations on these subjects, a practice that I consider excellent to collect "food for thoughts". Here are some results: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – J. Swift “The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” – J. Scully “The impossible is often the untried” – J....

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27Mar

ECONOMY: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

What is your vision about economy in the future? Here are two opposite scenarios depicted in literature and movies. Optimistic authors see society evolving toward an equal distribution of goods and enjoying an increased value attributed to arts and sciences. There is no longer such a thing as personal profit, but all efforts are aimed at improving society as a whole. Dystopian authors tell us about large corporations completely ruling the...

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03Apr

ENVIRONMENT: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

What is your vision about environment in the future? Here are two opposite scenarios depicted in literature and movies. Optimistic authors see perfect harmony between man and nature. Environment is respected and protected as the highest value for humankind. On the other side, dystopian authors tells us stories where humanity has destroyed nature, short term interests has caused catastrophic destruction of our natural environment and we...

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05Apr

PUBLIC POLICY: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

What is your vision about public policy in the future? Here are two opposite scenarios depicted in literature and movies. Optimistic authors tell us about a world in peace, where there are no more prejudices, either cultural, racial and gender-based. On the other hand, dystopian authors tells us that the governments will be the root of all evil. Society is not protected but controlled by institutions: there is no more personal freedom...

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