You have ten years to save the Planet – A Millennials’ narrative for the Next Generation Internet
NGI Salon @ Web Summit Lisbon
Social Innovation Village delegation night
Date: 7th November 2018 | 18:00-19:30
Location: Casa do Impacto
Marta Arniani (futuribile / curating futures)
Jennifer Veldman (DataWatchers)
Millennials form the generation that was born in an analog world and are the early adopters of the digital one. They have experienced at a young age the innocent and empowering era of the internet, an age of knowledge distribution and new opportunities arising with the mass diffusion of the web. An era of supposedly endless natural resources. The Internet and the digital revolution bring immensely powerful tools, yet their effects on society and the Planet – were mostly unanticipated: for most of their lifespan they have just been considered useful tools and economy drivers. In truth, tools are still in early adoption years. The same as when the car went through years of modulation (creating new traffic rules, installing airbags, seat belts and so on). Ideas of how we use and should use online digital devices are only starting to be framed. If we want a digital future that reflects the needs of society and environment, we need to think, discuss and act NOW. We argue that society and environment are strongly intertwined, as values of the first impact directly on the Planet. Climate is the stone guest at the innovation table. As much as the NGI advocates for a human centric vision against technology-centric efficiency paradigms, we think this vision should be placed in the natural ecosystem, the place we live in.
Motivations, hopes, achievements: digging into solutions for major societal challenges, this salon aims at rebuilding a Millennials narrative that focuses not on how the internet has gone wrong, but how we believe it could be improved and contribute to a better society, thriving in a rich natural ecosystem. It will engage with Millennials from the Web Summit Social Innovation Village and local social innovation networks who bear with them that positive and emancipatory outlook on technology that Millennials should be remembered for.
Info and inquires: Marta Arniani: marta (at) futuribile.org