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Summary

The 15 years from 2020 to 2035 could be the most turbulent of human history. Revolutions are gathering pace in four overlapping fields of technology: nano, bio, info, and cogno, or NBIC for short. In combination, these NBIC revolutions offer enormous new possibilities - enormous opportunities and enormous risks.

Rapid technological change tends to provoke a turbulent social reaction. Old certainties fade. New winners arrive on the scene, flaunting their power and upturning previous networks of relationships. Within the general public, a sense of alienation and disruption mingles with a sense of profound possibility. Due to the increased scale, speed, and global nature of the NBIC revolutions, the disruptions caused by previous industrial revolutions - seismic though they were - are likely to be dwarfed in comparison to what lies ahead.

Amidst these turbulent waves, RAFT 2035 offers a road map to abundance, flourishing, and transcendence. RAFT 2035 issues a bold call to action to encourage more people around the world to recognize the true scale of the opportunities ahead, to set aside distractions, and to build effective coalitions in pursuit of a set of 15 goals to be achieved by 2035.

Written by David Wood, the chair of London Futurists, RAFT 2035 shows that futurism isn't just about describing futures that are likely or possible. It's also about highlighting futures that are highly desirable and seeking to change the arc of human history in the light of that insight.

The RAFT goals range from significantly improved mental well-being, a radical new social contract, transformations in education and politics, a sustainable relationship with the environment, reductions in the threat of violence and crime - both locally and internationally - and a renewed focus on humanity's journey into new realms of both inner and outer space. For each goal, two interim targets for 2025 are identified as key steps toward a radically better future.

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©2020 David Wood (P)2020 David Wood

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