The world has entered an age of profound societal transitions. Never before has humanity been pressed to navigate and grapple with our responsibility for our future. We live in a uniquely important time — in which our organizations and narratives have the power to massively improve the human and planetary condition but also have the power to inflict harm well into a time we cannot see or feel.
We are at the precipice of creating the greatest intergenerational harm of any generation before us. The global pandemic and its cascading effects brought into sharp light the cumulative massive and micro-omissions — and negligence — of the past. No one saw these effects coming. People didn’t see it because they designed their organizations and worldviews to not see it. And today, we have a future that is more fragile than ever.
At Future of Good, we help you navigate this fragile future with stories of changemakers already doing it. Stay tuned for more on this new editorial direction soon.
In the meantime, join Indy Johar and Vinod Rajasekaran as they host a series of conversations with changemakers from around the world on how our organizations might navigate this fragile future.
First up, Indy and Vinod host Biance Wylie, co-founder of Digital Public and Payal Arora, author of ‘The Next Billion Users’ to explore:
As the global pandemic transitioned our lives and made us more dependent on the digital world for everything from socializing to accessing services to learning, what is the new independence?
Bianca Wylie is a writer with a dual background in technology and public engagement. She is the co-founder of Digital Public, a co-founder of Tech Reset Canada and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. She worked for several years in the tech sector in operations, infrastructure, corporate training, and product management. Then, as a professional facilitator, she spent several years co-designing, delivering and supporting public consultation processes for various governments and government agencies.
Payal Arora is a digital anthropologist, a TEDx speaker, and an author of several award-winning books, including the 2020 PROSE Award book ‘The Next Billion Users’ with Harvard Press. Her expertise lies in global media cultures, digital inequality, and inclusive design. Forbes named her the “next billion champion” and the right kind of person to reform tech. She is a Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Co-Founder of FemLab, a feminist future of work initiative.