Reimagining Our Tomorrows
Making Sure Your Future Doesn’t SUCK
by Joe Tankersley
Pub Date 18 Sep 2018
Do you dream of a future filled with flying cars and sexy robotic sidekicks or is your vision of tomorrow a nightmare where automation has taken your job, hackers have stolen your identity, and governments track your every move?
The choices for our future often seem to run in extremes. Either we're living in a world of endless pleasure or a dark age of surveillance and digital slavery. Neither vision is accurate. Both stand in the way of creating a sustainable, equitable, and abundant tomorrow.
In Reimagining Our Tomorrows, futurist and storyteller, Joe Tankersley illustrates how the massive disruptions we are experiencing today in technology, society, culture, and economics, can help us create a world of personal empowerment and community prosperity.
Imagine a future where:
A new generation of pioneers transform abandoned suburban malls into vibrant eco-villages where the town meetings are the best party around.
Passionate solo-preneurs take a break from crushing it in the new gig economy to brainstorm the perfect virtual reality Burning Man Moon raver with the help of their personal smart agent.
Social entrepreneurs defeat the tyranny of algorithm-driven media, make fake news obsolete and bring back the power of the local press.
A courageous immigrant combines tradition and technology to battle toxic fast fashion with styles that last and impress.
Nursing homes sit empty, while seniors thrive in community co-ops with art studios, personal chefs, and virtual pain management apps.
Whether you are a young professional looking for purpose, a socially-conscious entrepreneur doing work that matters, or an experienced changemaker trying to keep up with the pace of disruption, Reimagining Our Tomorrowsis for all the doers and dreamers anxious to ensure our best days are still ahead of us.