The future of our obsessions

Our world has become more polarized over time. You are either 'this' or 'that'. With us or against us. Pro robots or opposing them.

Polarization is part of the human condition. It’s the notion that your ideas represent and define you compared to other people: our collective identity

But, what if that which defines us (and our generation) is our obsessions and not our ideals? Which of our current obsessions will define our future?

What’s changing: Thursday, April 5th, 2018

  • Our devotion to our smartphones is stopping us from thinking for ourselves. 5 minute read
  • We humans are exploring how to robotize every possible material, shape, animal and task. 3:15 and 5:00 minute videos
  • Voice recognition is the latest playing field. And amazing progress is being made in developing sophisticated AI programs. Can you tell the difference between a human voice and a machine voice? Take the test! 8 min test
  • Ah, and scientist just discovered a whole new human organ! 3 minute read
  • The job of the present future: Artificial scientist. Someone who specializes in the scientific study of behavior exhibited by intelligent machines. 9 minute read
  • Signal of the week: Tech is not inevitable. Just a few weeks ago, few of us would have imagined Facebook, Amazon and Tesla would be facing existential, potentially life-threatening issues like the ones they’ve experienced in the last two weeks. The future is indeed unpredictable! (Bonus: See how people in 1918 imagined life in 2018.)

Mental Energizer

“It shouldn’t matter how you picked your skills, just that you did” (or how our obsession with credentials might be changing).”

From “Why practical skills will matter more than your degree in the new economy” in Fast Company

Food for thought


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Curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist @inakiescudero