(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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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.

Seriously.

NN x

Communications and Marketing in Housing (London)

The future of communication

How will communications change over the next five years? Do you have the fundamentals in place to keep pace? Can you be sure that you will still be reaching the right people with the right messages?

Attend Communications and Marketing in Housing to learn from experts in the public, commercial and charity sectors at sessions that offer a mixture of the strategic, the practical and the innovative.

Look beyond the day to day and embrace the changes ahead.

Topics we’ll cover

Communications and Marketing in Housing looks outside the housing sector and in to the future. The inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and thought-provoking debates will ensure you’re ready for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

  • Debate how communications and marketing will change in the future
  • Build a brand that encompasses your whole organisation
  • Learn how to handle a crisis – and turn it to your advantage
  • Pick up tips and tricks from the commercial sector
  • Network with colleagues across the housing sector

Looking forward to it!

NN x

Phare Conference (Ghent, Belgium)

The future of the internet

At Phare Conference, 7 inspiring speakers will provide insights into their revolutionary new ideas about The Future of The Internet.

Topics we’ll cover:

  • The Future of Branding
  • Web psychology
  • The power of crowdfunding
  • The switch from old to new media
  • Why and how web technology radically changed our business
  • What about NSA, security and privacy?

If you’re in Belgium, come along and say hi!

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