What will life be like in 2025?
Would you like a personal guru to organise your profile on social networks, a digital fireside in your community where you can tell stories, or be able to plug straight into the internet of things? These things might be reality in 2025, as we’ve been exploring with Sony on the Futurescapes project.
The project has allowed us to think about what might the world look like on 2025 and exploring how technology might enable sustainable lifestyles in the future. It’s not about predicting so much as imagining the possibilities.
We’ve produced four scenarios and brought them to life creatively as films too. And together with a bunch of wannabe Carpenters, IMF President, Head of Making stuff people need and Citizen sensing architect* we’ve held workshops where we’ve used all this as stimulus to imagine what the products and services of 2025 might look like.
It’s been a brilliant project and I’ve certainly enjoyed working on it. But now we want you to get involved and get creative. Here’s how you can get involved:
- For all you aspiring writers, there’s a short story competition running at the moment – tell a story of how you imagine 2025 – the closing date is March 15th. Click here for further information on how to enter.
- Ever fancied yourself as a video superstar? Well upload a video blog onto YouTube, tag it with FutureScapes so we can find it, and add to a growing collection of ‘vlogs’ from people all over Europe to tell us how you imagine your future and what is the role of technology in that?
- Or check out the highlights of the recent online discussion held with a panel of experts on how technology might enable sustainable lifestyles in 2025.
As for what’s next – we’re going to be sharing a whole host of exciting ideas that have emerged from this project and go into detail of a few of our favourites – so watch this space.
To keep up to date on the projects join the conversation susing #futurescapes on twitter or join the facebook community. We’d love to hear what you think!
*we asked our workshop participants to tell us what their dream job title was – here are some of the others: Head of augmented reality, Chief interesting problem solver, Designer, Space cowboy, Sustainable Designer, Head of organisational daydreaming, CTO of Fun, Games Tester, Full time traveller, Researcher of Robotics. I wanted to be an idea knitter!