(3/3) Mind-travel to the future: How to get better at it

So, this is our last in a triptych of blog posts exploring the psychology of how we imagine the future.

The first, published two days ago, sheds light on the psychological and social processes of thinking about what is to come.

Yesterday we zoomed in on the mistakes that creep into this process, and illustrated how these fallacies distort our vision of the future.

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at a futuristic vision of 2001 as imagined in 1900, and explore what the author got right, why most of his recommendations missed the mark, and how all of this can inform our current imaginations of the future in a hundred years’ time.

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(2/3) Careful! Bear-traps on your mind-travel to the future

Given that technology is moving at such an extraordinary pace, for this holiday weekend we thought we’d publish a triptych of blog posts exploring the psychology of how we imagine and predict the future.

The first, published yesterday, sheds light on the psychological and social processes behind making predictions.

Today we’re going to zoom in on the mistakes that creep into this process, and illustrate how these fallacies distort our vision of the future.

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(1/3) How to mind-travel to the future

For this holiday weekend, we’ve decided to go all out and bring you thrice the inspiration and input as usual in a special three-part post. Given that our desire for new and exciting technology shows no signs of abating, we thought we’d take you on a journey into the psychology behind how we predict, simulate and imagine the future...

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The Science of Response Conference (London)

The team at Instinctiv are delighted to announce the first ever Science of Response Conference

This brand new, full day event brings together an impressive line-up of academics and practitioners to share their expertise in behavioural science and help you get beyond the hype surrounding nudge to deliver transformational results for your organisation.

The date is 20th May and it’s happening at London’s centre of enlightened thinking, the RSA. Our talented speakers will share how you can apply new insights from psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics to create more effective fundraising underpinned by science.

Topics we’ll cover

Sessions will include Evidenced insights from:

  • Recent research
  • Established theory
  • Case studies
  • Ppportunities for Q&A with speakers

Between sessions, you will be invited to explore the Science of Response poster expo and be inspired by real campaign stories, research reports and interactive exhibits

Every attendee will receive a selection of FREE books worth more than £40, written by our speakers and, when you book before 11th April, charity delegates receive a 25% discount.

So, why not come along to network with like-minded peers and academics and discover how the Science of Response can help you deliver more for your organisation.

If you’re in London, make sure you grab your ticket early – this is an event you don’t want to miss.

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Chinwag Psych (London)

Psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics and more

Chinwag Psych is a full day conference covering psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics and more. Our mission is to examine these rapidly changing disciplines and explore how they can be applied to business.

From practical psychology-based case studies to bleeding edge neuroscience, there will be thought-provoking presentations, panel sessions, informed Q & A plus plenty of time for networking.

Topics we’ll cover:

Psych London will cover four sessions during the day:

  1. Persuade: Unlock the drivers that subconsciously influence your audience’s behaviour
  2. Analyse: Understand how you’re influencing your customers’ choices.
  3. Optimise: Learn how you can increase your leads, conversions, and sales.
  4. Anticipate: Discover the emerging trends, tech and ways of thinking that are shaping your future.

If you’re only going to attend one conference this year, make sure it’s this one.

If you miss it, you’ll miss out.


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