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Beyond the much debated crisis, new ideas are proposed to reinvent the system. From peer to peer currencies to simpler and more transparent banks, we will explore what is possible when you mix innovation with finance.
At the crossroads between technological innovation, economic mutations and social transformations, lie the next disruptions that you simply cannot afford to ignore: Transformative opportunities, Really hard questions, Discontinuities and Tipping points. During this workshop, we will try to identify a few possible disruptions and what they could mean for all of us.
No crystal ball is required, nor provided: What we'll do is build up on previous and ongoing collective thinking, initiated by Fing in France (in French - English translation in process), and begin including the Lift community in this process.
19 initial scenarios (French version, English version to be published soon) will be submitted to the workshop participants ahead of time. Out of these, you will select 4-5 stories, to be torn down / rewritten / continued / evaluated / and translated into concrete action.
The results will be published online. They will be open for sharing and comments. And they will initiate an ongoing collaborative process of creative foresight from one Lift to the next.
This session explores near future technologies, those innovations that will happen in the next 5 years and change the way we live, do business, love, learn, play, interact, etc.
22nd–24th February 2012