Three visions of the future
Studio Dáárheen by Nicole Spit, presents three visions of the future, in short 4″ animation images. The visions are based on identified value shifts in our society:
– Talent vision
– Nature vision
– Intuition vision
In the big data world, the talents of people who can hyperfocus (such as in some forms of autism) or can quickly associate and connecting the dots in the bigger picture (like people with ADHD) are greatly regarded and highly valued. Likewise, cheerfulness and positivity, are highly esteemed character traits. Outcasts or maladjusted people, who were previously seen as of little (economic) value, are curiously examined for their unique view on the world. It is seen and acknowledged that everyone contributes to the wholeness of society, with knowledge, talent, creativity, positivity, warmth. This shift towards a holistic approach of society, in which diversity is embraced, has been amplified by nature-symbiotic thinking.
Through AI, we recognize the specific qualities of human beings and what it means to be a human. AI with soft skills is being built. Care-givers, like people who are working in education, enjoy a high status and social appreciation. Because caring is highly valued, motherhood is also highly valued. Men, because of this value shift, choose to spend more time parenting. Children growing up in the renewed societies are superbly trained to live in both the extra digital world and the physical world. They switch effortlessly and see the value of both worlds.
Society is focused on quality rather than quantity. Repair hubs are springing up everywhere in the centre of cities and people are looking for the best, most beautiful and most durable materials and products. Craftsmanship is highly valued. New ‘Guilds’ are emerging, in which both old techniques and new techniques are transferred. Human ‘handwriting’ is valued in products.
Biomimicry has become one of the most important areas of knowledge. People also look to knowledge from nature for large systems. The links and synchronicity between the micro- and macro-worlds offer new knowledge.
The knowledge of tribes of indigenous people and revalued, as well as the knowledge of our ancestors. Their knowledge of how to take care of nature serves as an example to society. We start thinking in terms of generations before and after us; this long-term thinking is integrated into our politics. We choose for reflection and introspection. We turn our gaze to undiscovered areas of our earth. A substantial part of the space research is invested in earth research. We research soil and the deep sea, where the main goal is to mine knowledge and understanding, not the physical material, discovering unknown forms of communication in these unknown areas. As a result, data knowledge centres on flora and fauna are emerging. High-tech offers great opportunities to collaborate with organisms. It is underlined that monoculture means impoverishment. Thus, a rich palette of components and properties in farming is preferred. We can correct many of the mistakes made in the past due to ignorance and incompetence, and work toward a symbiotic model.
Society is shifting toward a matriarchy. Feminine values, both in women, and men, are leading. Female leadership, not masculine, is seen as an eye-opener. More and more research follows on feminine traits and inherited knowledge. The mother-child bond is explored. Intuition is seen as experiential knowledge. There is admiration for the creative power of women. It has been concluded that large parts of the knowledge of half of the population, has not yet been used and this is seen as an enormous potential for knowledge. As a side effect of the scientific research into pregnancy, there will be follow-up research into (female) intuition and telepathy. Scientific investigations into hidden areas of knowledge follow, such as how knowledge is stored and transmitted in heritable DNA. In education, by means of the subject ‘high sensitivity’, attention is paid to empathy, microsignals and feeling each other out. Playing, experimenting and making mistakes, theater as a tool for empathy, sitting together in silence, ‘twilighting’ and ‘Slowing down’ are embedded as tools in the curriculum of all kinds of educational institutions. s.