› Sustainability & Resilience
› Future of Work, Social Interactions, New economic models and everything in-between
› Trust, Privacy & Integrity
› Humanity by Design
In recent years the world has seen an increasing number of transformation-triggering events; from epidemics and pandemics, to the introduction of new technology and social norms. The accumulated impact of these events will disrupt every aspect of our societal and economic landscapes (both local and global). Managing these events as they come may well strain our ability to cope.
While most companies see sustainability & resilience in the context of profit, ignoring the reciprocal relationships between policy, society and technology, the unpredictability of market changes will eventually render their business models outdated and irrelevant. The United Nations Sustainability Development Goals must be more than a global glorified PowerPoint presentation. Companies must treat it as a vital resource and a robust set of guidelines, and from it, create adaptations to suit their own local markets.
Things are changing rapidly. 2019-2021 marked a turning point in the way we conduct business, interact with each other, consume, measure efficiency and productivity. A new norm has imprinted itself on our social fabric. But is it efficient?
From mobility and logistics to GDP and new business, what are the unresolved challenges and economic issues that can be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment and attention now, and in the future so this new reality can carry it’s true potential impact?
In a world where everything needs to be anchored in data, and where data is used to engineer relationships, nudge behaviors and impact business and political outcomes, it’s more important than ever to make sure policymakers have the knowledge and tools required to ensure transparency, privacy and integrity.
We live in a world where consumers no longer look at or interpret data anymore – but rather consume the opinions of others. It’s the job of business and policymakers to secure a sustainable TPI frameworks. GDPR was a good start yet we can do more to drive better value for our data.
The era of digital augmentation is not in front of us, but rather surrounding us. The enhancement of presence and perception through the use of code-driven content has pushed our communication skills and language to new heights while exposing us to new levels of awareness and potentials.
Augmentation of empathy, freedom, wellbeing, intelligence, education, governance, creativity, economics, politics, and more, gives us the ability to observe ourselves from parallel vantage points, understand our genetic heritage and structure, design our cognitive processes and social identities. Through this, we can isolate our internal mechanisms and create interactions that are customized by our intention and personalized for our own needs and wishes. And, for the first time, we are not simply interacting with data but rather becoming part of the data that sets our potential trajectories into the future.
Areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, genomics, biotechnology, neuro-technology, automation and fast-tracking, behavioral science will drive the creation of new economic models and social interaction that will require less and less of the “traditional human” interfaces and will, in a sense, leave us facing the emptiness of meaning.
In a world where screens are more comfortable than reality, and digital egos control the narratives of existence, where a colony on Mars is closer than ever before, and dopamine addiction is worse than another drug, the one question we need to ask “is what does it mean to be human?”
Aric Dromi’s mission is simple: to encourage society to question the narratives through which we experience our world, and to use that mass of critical thinking to enable conversations that will elicit the change that will better prepare humanity for the enormous challenges that lie ahead.
His work and research areas are designed to offer strategic insights with a focus on illustrating areas where technology, policy, and societal partnerships will be necessary in order to respond to constant changes in our world.
Aric tackles the fundamental building blocks of growth and prosperity – vision, collaboration, and structure. His sessions are intended to provoke you to better understand your pain-points, eliminate or design friction, and strengthen your resilience and sustainability abilities across the organization and individually. His keynotes help you shine a spotlight on your ability to THINK, and more importantly ACT differently.
He has spent his adult life — and most of his childhood — engrossed imagining the future and the potentials that drive it. As someone with atypical curiosity – he found himself sailing with Captain Nemo, escaping the ordinary into the land of wonder.
By high school, Aric decided that the formal education system is more a pipe designed to feed the “norm” rather than a place to build up curiosity — a lesson he carried with him throughout life. As a result, he chose a path that will always challenge him and the status quo (therefore the troublemaker). But also be governed by a unique side effect – enabling him to look back into the present. He built up his career on “things that he knew that he didn’t know.” He always took assignments that he hadn’t done before. He regularly pushed himself to explore new fields, tools, and methods that would redefine his advantage point on any given challenge.
Aric currently resides in Gothenburg, Sweden. He splits his time between helping clients track, understands, and react to the enormous changes that humanity is facing at TEMPUS.MOTU, creating new opportunities for business at BLACK SWAN THEATRE and challenging people and organisations to challenge themselves around the US SDG’s at CROSS THE RUBICON FOUNDATION. He travels and changes the way we experience the world, the way we think about thinking, and transforms the way we understand change. He gives speeches that frame questions and help people identify and abandon old paradigms and rethink thinking. Aric is also offering in addition to his speeches a new business trends discussion platform he has developed called MINDHIVE X.