New World Same Humans
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New World Same Humans #48 – Audio Version

New World Same Humans #48 – Audio Version

Welcome to New World Same Humans, a weekly newsletter on trends, technology, and society by David Mattin.

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And we’re back!

It’s only ten days old, but 2021 has already proved tumultuous. Meanwhile, here in London we’ve returned to full-scale lockdown. Still, there’s one big Reason to be Cheerful.

The vaccines are coming. Soon the world will start to reopen. In the deranged video game that is The Pandemic, we’re about to play Level 2.

It’s going to be an amazing year; one unlike any other in living memory. The losses – of loved ones, health, livelihoods – have been all too real, and many need support. But I couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead. And it feels a huge privilege that I get to share my first reflections on these times, and where they’re taking us, with you.

The NWSH mission remains as it ever was. To examine the trends, ideas, and innovations reshaping the decades ahead And to supercharge your mission – in whatever form it takes – to help build a future that’s better for us all.

So this week, reflections on what that means in 2021. Enough preamble; just hit play!

Links in this week’s instalment

1. Fisher was a prolific British writer and cultural theorist who developed an intriguing critique of neoliberal capitalism.

2. If we are to meet the challenges ahead, then in the 2020s we must develop a new model of a human being: one that grounds human beings in the wider society, their own bodies, and the Earth environment.

3. SFRU’s first free trend report is Five Trends for the 2020s.

4. The New World Manifesto project will see us come together and articulate a set of core principles that should guide us all as we rebuild in the coming decade.

Don’t cross the streams

So much is happening. And there is so much work to do.

Stand by for further announcements on the Manifesto project. And if you’re keen to join the conversation now, just jump into the NWSH Slack group. Together, we can slay Fisher’s ghosts in 2021.

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Your membership of our community is valued. I’ll be back on Wednesday with the first New Week Same Humans of 2021. Until then, be well.


David Mattin is the founder of the Strategy and Futures Research Unit. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption.

New World Same Humans
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