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The Future Now Show about 3-D printing and medicine, marketing made meaningful, balanced communities and ...

Shape the future now, where near-future impact counts and visions and strategies for preferred futures start.

Do we rise above global challenges? Or do we succumb to them? The Future Now Show explores how we can shape our future now - where near-future impact counts. We showcase strategies and solutions that create futures that work.

Every month we roam through current events, discoveries, and challenges - sparking discussion about the connection between today and the futures we're making - and what we need, from strategy to vision - to make the best ones.

The Future Now Show is presented by the international think tank Club of Amsterdam.

3-D printing services are popping up everywhere, but, given their low scalability, where will their biggest impact be? Patrick Crehan reckons that it will be in printing living things. Not whole beasts but organs, from skin (already available) to hearts. The panel discusses the ethical implications, pulling in the increasing ability to build life from DNA up. Sounds scary? It probably isn’t. Probably…

Talking about scary, what about massive corporations, whose wealth affords enormous power but whose primary driving force (shareholder value) is fundamentally amoral? Mylena de Pierremont suggests that societal pressures (presumably fuelled by enhanced global communication and wider investor spread) are driving a new business model whereby things like transparency, sustainability and corporate responsibility equate to shareholder value. Maybe those ‘evil giants’ need not be defeated but can be converted.

Mark Petz introduces the ‘global village’, as typified by the balance4yourlife project, billed as a new form of ‘intentional community’ – a sustainable urban village firmly anchored in the modern, interconnected world. While global populations are increasingly migrating to cities and city living is proving the most sustainable, can this concept buck that trend? After all, modern communications are often making geographical proximity less important. The attraction of villages, green fields and trees aside, is the small inclusive community, for which humans have arguably evolved, the antithesis of the impersonal anonymity of city life. Is the global village then a potential model for the future, maybe alongside cities? And will we all be invited? – By Paul Holister, Editor


Credits

Moderator
Lise Voldeng, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Ultra-Agent Industries Inc.
Thought Leaders
Mylena de Pierremont, Board Member, World Future Society
Patrick Crehan, CEO and Founder, Crehan, Kusano & Associates
Markus Petz, Head of Special Projects & Development, Experience Alternative Tampere
and
Mario de Vries, Media Specialist, Design
Paul Holister, Editor

The Future Now Show

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Bios

Lise Voldeng
CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Ultra-Agent Industries Inc.
Moderator & Thought Leader
USA / Canada
Lise Voldeng is a chief executive, inventor, and futurist. She forecasts market shifts, and creates strategies, platforms, and products to effectively harness them. Her work intersects culture, technology, media & entertainment, applied science, and law. Currently CEO of media and technology lab Ultra Agent Industries, she was named one of the top 10 media thinkers of the 21st century by Nikkei Electronics, is a judging member of the World Technology Network, and member of the Silicon Valley Space Club.

Myléna de Pierremont
Board Member, World Future Society
Moderator & Thought Leader
The Netherlands
Consultant focused on strategy, building future scenarios, embedding digital and marketing. Executive roles at P&G, COTY, Lycos, Royal Philips Electronics and EffectiveBrands.
On topics like Global Branding, Myléna is frequently invited as speaker. Topics of speeches like "the Future of Brands", "Brands: Risk Management in the Area of Globalization" and "Defining a New Branding Process in the digital age", "Branding Intelligence" (some tips) and "Working Better with Weak Signals: Profound Insight Into New Value Creating Opportunities".

Patrick Crehan
CEO and Founder, Crehan, Kusano & Associates
Thought Leader
Belgium
Patrick Crehan is a former mathematical physicist. In 1996 he left academia to work as an international research program manager at the DG for Industry of the EC. In 1999 he founded CKA a firm focused on the management of research and innovation. He is a business angel and an expert on the use of Foresight. Current interests include innovation systems, green growth, blue growth, the link between innovation and job creation, the link between technology disruption and the creation of new skill needs.

Markus Petz
Head of Special Projects & Development, Experience Alternative Tampere
Thought Leader
Finland
Disillusioned by increased alcoholism, crime and the oppositional nature of British politics, Markus Petz made his way over from his native United Kingdom to Finland in 2006 where he now actively works with a local artist collective called Hirvitalo. Instead of sitting in an office from 9 to 5, his jobs consist of spreading ideas and raising passion for social and environmental change across Europe.

 

 


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