And what we care about

Imagine this were 1775 and you ran a futurist think tank back then. What would your predictions of the future be?

  • That society would need more bishops by the turn of the century and the clergy would thus be wise to educate more pastors?
  • That the aristocracy would no longer use wigs by 1790?
  • That the bourgeoisie should consolidate their feudal estate by opening their guilds to factory workers?

Or would you have predicted the American independence in 1776, the French Revolution around 1789 and that the bloody fights for political power across the European continent would last until May 1945?

Would you have been able to predict the transition from agricultural feudal monarchies to industrialized democratic nation states? The revamping of an estate layered Europe into neighboring national silos based on national identities and a sense of peoplehood? Would you even have been able to conceive of there being no serfs anymore and of peasants with political power?

We aim to be that think tank. Of today.

What we are facing

We see that immense changes are ahead. We see that the transition we are currently entering is just as big–if not bigger–than the transition from feudalism to democracy, from serfdom to freedom.

We therefore aim to produce models that can shape where the transition is taking us. We want to emerge on the other side to more freedom, more democracy, more human rights, more prosperity, and more meaning and meaningful lives to more people. That is our goal.

We also want to involve as many people as possible in shaping the process and in making it meaningful. We want to integrate cultural heritage, reason, realistic visions of the future, and hope.

We have given ourselves the task of figuring out how to do that

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