Walking in the Agrihood, Where Apples Grow on Shoes…
We take a deep dive into the future
Good news: You can now purchase Ralph Lauren fashions for your digital avatar and then exercise your soccer “muscles” in the Metaverse with your buddies -- and never even break a sweat. On a more practical level, you can buy a pair of actual, real-world sneakers and, when they get shabby, plant them in your backyard and anticipate their new growth as a pair of apple trees! Seriously. What is the world coming to?Read the story of our first celebration of World Futures Day.
What's the Future for the Green Bay Area?
Q&A with Garry Golden, an actual Futurist
"Envision Greater Green Bay is unique around its bottom-up, grass roots approach to integrating foresight into business and civic leadership across the region. I do not know of any other region with an explicit goal. Be proud!" Read the full conversation here.
a conversation with Rashad Cobb
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
by Devon Christianson, Board Member
In his work and in his personal life, Rashad Cobb is committed to stepping into the space where change can happen. The only way to live your life, he said, is to be present. Read more here.
New Police Chief Among Strategic Foresight Students
Chris Davis, Green Bay’s new police chief, was among 15 participants in Envision’s most recent Strategic Foresight workshop. He explained that “a big part of my job in twenty-first-century policing is anticipating trends and being ready when the future arrives.” Read about the new cohort.
Next Workshop Opportunity Announced
September 9 - Full-day in-person seminar
September 23 - Two-hour virtual session
October 7 - Two-hour virtual session
October 28 - Two-hour virtual session
November 18 - Four-hour in-person seminar
All sessions, along with individual coaching, are presented by Garry Golden. Nicolet National Bank sponsors the learning program. Learn more on the Envision website.
Foresight you can use
Recommended by Judy Nagel
Climate change marches on. What if someone could build a giant ceiling fan that would suck carbon dioxide right out of the air? Someone has, and others are likely to replicate it around the world and even in the U.S. Read more.
Recommended by Nan Nelson
After what we’ve been through for the past two years, are we now thinking differently about science and information? According to Wired.com, the COVID pandemic is actually increasing the science literacy of ordinary people, despite themisinformation and disinformation Read it here.
Trust in science has actually increased worldwide about 10%, although people are not sure their governments value scientific advice. Details from Wellcom.
Here’s a fascinating graphic that displays the myriad booby traps and roadblocks to a healthy cognitive immune system:IFTF.com