Insights · June 25th, 2009

glengerdphoto1Recently my futurist friend Gerd Leonhard from Basel, Switzerland and I started a new project together called Where is it Going (WIIG). The concept is simple – we record an online conversation about once a week, taking future-related questions submitted anyone, via Twitter. We record 5-8 minute long videos of Gerd and myself, responding to the questions based on what we know. We have also started discussions with a potential partner who would be able to produce higher quality videos. We will let you know about that when it happens.

Today we recorded a conversation responding to three Twitter submitted questions, about the future of our personal media, the future of work, and whether Yogi’s make better futurists. You can listen to the conversation here.

This is how you can participate in WhereIsItGoing (WiiG):whereisitgoing-logo

1. Be sure to follow @glenhiemstra and @gleonhard on Twitter.
2. Tweet your future-related questions to us, anytime, and be sure to use the hashtag #wiig (this way we can find your questions via Twitter Search, and you can you also use the hashtag to search for WiiG.
3. If you want your tweets to be included in the live video of the twitter stream (#wiig) please be sure to tweet at 9:00 AM PDT/12 Noon EDT/6PM CET/ 12 midnight Singapore, and follow the live tweets via twitter search; we will publish the finished video on soon afterwards. We will be on the tweet streams for about 20 minutes each time we record. The next date will be 30 June 2009.

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[Update: Next WIIG recording session changed to July 2, 9:00 AM PDT/12 Noon EDT/6PM CET/ 12 midnight Singapore. Tweet questions with #wiig now or during the live recording.]

Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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