Futures literacy, i.e. the understanding of and ability to deal with different possible futures, helps to deal competently with the different approaches to the future and to develop an openness to diversity. This is a skill that is of great importance in times of accelerating structural change, both individually and socially.
Future Education: Expanding Horizons
- Futures Literacy will be integrated into general education to promote understanding of possible futures.
- Citizens will have subscriptions to future-oriented gyms for engaging in activities twice a week.
- Futures education will start in elementary school and be integrated with all subjects.
In the future, Futures Literacy will become a part of general education, with the aim of promoting a better understanding of possible futures. This means that almost every citizen will have a subscription to a future-oriented gym, where they will engage in activities twice a week. The introduction of futures education will start as early as elementary school and will be integrated with all subjects. Decision-makers will primarily focus on exploring potential futures and their implications. However, it is possible that truly alternative realities may not receive enough attention, as familiar and known possibilities tend to have a stronger influence.
Familiarity Hinders Exploration of Alternative Realities
- ZB-gym subscriptions are popular among citizens, used twice a week.
- Future scenario formation starts in elementary school, connected to all subjects.
- Decision-makers prioritize this question, but alternative realities are not fully explored due to familiarity.
Almost every citizen has a subscription to a ZB-gym and uses it twice a week. The formation of future scenarios is introduced from elementary school and is connected to all subjects. The focus will primarily be on decision-makers dealing with this question. However, truly alternative realities will not be given enough consideration as familiarity has a strong appeal.
Rising Crisis Neglects Alternative Realities
- Growing crisis leads to discontent and fatigue about the future, limiting societal engagement.
- Future gym subscriptions and education integrated from elementary school become widespread.
- Decision-makers prioritize the future but overlook truly alternative realities due to familiarity bias.
There is a growing sense of crisis leading to a general feeling of discontent and fatigue about the future, leaving little room for societal engagement with the topic. Almost every citizen has a subscription to a future gym and uses it twice a week. Future education is introduced starting from elementary school and is integrated with all subjects. Decision-makers will primarily be concerned with the question of the future. However, truly alternative realities will be insufficiently considered, as familiarity holds too much influence.