Some Favorite Futures Voices

Here’s an ever-evolving list of brief talks by some of my favorite futures voices! Enjoy!

Black Freedom Beyond Borders: Memories of Abolition Day (2020)

Sohail Inayatullah – Causal layered analysis, futures thinking and a post-covid 19 world (2020)

Ruja Benjamin – From park bench to lab bench. What kind of future are we designing? (2015)

Ruha Benjamin – The new Jim Code: Race, carceral technoscience, and liberatory imagination (2019)

Yuval Noah Harari – 21 Issues facing the 21st century (2019)

Sonia Livingstone – Parenting in a digital age (2019)

Thomas Hubl – The trauma of technology (2018)

Jamais Cascio – Magna cortica: The ethics of brain augmenation (2014)

Douglass Rushkoff – How to be “Team Human” in the digital age (2018)

Bryony Cole – The future of sex (2019)

Amber Case – Cyborg anthropology and why it maters (2014)

Jane McGonigal – Gaming can make a better world (2010)

Aryana Elizabeth Johnson – How to use the ocean without using it up (2019)

Joy Buolamwini – Algorithmic Justice League (2018)

Anab Jain – Why we need to imagine different futures (2017)

Peter Diamandis – Imagining the future: The transformation of humanity (2017)

Walida Imarisha – Living the legacy: Afrofuturism & possibilities for Oregon (2018)

Nnedi Okorafor – Sci Fi stories that imagine a different Africa (2017)

Nicolas Negroponte – A 30-year history of the future (2014)

Michael Bennett, Ytasha Womack, Wale Oyedije, and Aisha Harris – Afrofuturism: Imagining the future of Black identity (2015)

Greta Thunberg, Youth climate activist and the global youth movement leader. (2018)

Marina Gorbis – The history and future of work (2015)

Octavia Butler – Why you should read the Afrofuturist legend Octavia Butler

Bettina Warburg – How the blockchain will radically transform the economy (2016)

UNESCO/Riel Miller – How to build “Futures Literacy” (2018). This author has a book called Transforming the Future which is available free online here.

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