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human works design - building meaningful futures

November 5 · Issue #13 · View online

'human works' empowers the game-changers of tomorrow to build meaningful futures. This newsletter is for leaders and change-makers, who want to elevate humanity by living consciously, designing conscious business that have a purpose with sustainable profit, and contributing to better systems for the diverse communities in our society, for future generations and for our planet.

Human Innovation
While we witness technological innovation everyday around us, we think it’s time to start focusing on human innovation, in the sense we need to start questioning more what is happening around us and how we can design a good life, what do we dream our life in the future can be, for ourselves and our children, and what needs to be done to turn those dreams into a reality.
Technological innovation can bring us lots of great things in many areas, but where do we go from when countries like Saoudi Arabia start giving citizenship to robots? This one is more of a PR stunt for the country but these type of announcements and actions will become more and more frequent as the frenetic business society is pushing us further and further into a technological dystopia.
“People talk about artificial intelligence and machine learning, but we haven’t scratched the surface of what human intelligence is really all about.”
It is urgent we investigate our true values as human beings and how we want to live with technology in the future instead of submitting ourselves to the intelligence created by just a few technology companies.
While neuroscientists argue that the architecture of consciousness in the human brain can help create artificial consciousness, Robert Epstein states that We are organisms, not computers. Get over it. Let’s get on with the business of trying to understand ourselves, but without being encumbered by unnecessary intellectual baggage. The IP metaphor has had a half-century run, producing few, if any, insights along the way. The time has come to hit the DELETE key.”
There are a couple of examples online out there mentioning human innovation, like how to anticipate what consumers cannot articulate or have not yet imagined, or in other examples, about how to augment humans with technology.
These examples are not really addressing the real need of human innovation we need to look at, which is examining what we really want instead of submitting ourselves to further technological innovation without true value or ethical evaluation.
There is no real innovation without human innovation as we are the ones who are designing and creating our world systems. The main lack in the world today is collaboration instead of competition, and learning as a humanity, these can be the answers to all the world problems. Personal transformation will become the biggest disruption for current industrialised systems.
At human works design, we are tired of the old ego-driven societies, we want to co-create a new world based on the values we believe in and walk that talk. Step away from the ego-driven society and greed for personal sake and start serving humanity.
Do you really know what makes you happy?
Do you want to live in a society like China is preparing for with its social credit system for its 1.3 billion citizens? 
“If we are not vigilant, distributed trust could become networked shame. Life will become an endless popularity contest, with us all vying for the highest rating that only a few can attain.”
And this relates not only to China. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use Artificial Intelligence to control us - and what we can do in response. Check out Zeynep Tufekci’s TED talk on “We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads” in which she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organise your access to political and social information.
With our bi-weekly newsletter we want to give you a context in which you can learn and think. To think about your life, how you live it and how you can improve it towards creating a better world, for yourself, your family, your friends, and together as a community.
In this newsletter a lot of links to articles on humanism, children’s first world design, post-capitalism, conscious cities, tech for good, conscious consumerism, the future of work, food tech, blockchain and its latest hype on hashgraph, universal basic income and genomics.
Please send us your comments and feedback and don’t hesitate to send us your contribution towards conscious business and real human innovation.
Enjoy the reading!

Future of humanism
Resisting Reduction - Designing our Complex Future with Machines
In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means?
‘Nations are lines in the sand, tomorrow they may not be there … why would you give up your life for that?
Why we need a 21st-century Martin Luther to challenge the church of tech
Children First World Design
Kids Design The House Of The Future, And It’s Chilling
Family Business: Raising the Business Case
Possibly Elon Musk's Biggest Idea Yet - Revolutionizing Education
Post-capitalism & Beautiful Alternatives: A brief introduction to The Rules
What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future
(Why) The English-Speaking World is the New Soviet Union
It's Time for a "Participatory" Democracy Instead of our "Consumer" One
The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech
Own everything! Together!
Conscious cities
Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking Meters
Tech for good
Number of European “tech for good” projects doubles in two years
Conscious consumerism
Our Consumption Model Is Broken. Here’s How To Build A New One.
Becoming a conscious consumer
The unbearable lightness of Silicon Valley
Inside Silicon Valley's new non-religion: consciousness hacking
How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts - The New York Times
Future of work
SMart — Making Europe work
Food tech
Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis
Universal Basic Income (UBI)
Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?
A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work
Blockchain Just Became Obsolete. The Future is Hashgraph
Corrupt Politicians, Beware: This Blockchain Start-up is Set to Disrupt The Way People Vote
Blockchain Market Map: 135 Blockchain Startups That Have Launched ICOs
Understand why Ethereum exists, and you’ll get why it’s a big deal
impactChoice Earth Token
The list of things blockchain will revolutionize, according to the tech industry
Bitcoin, blockchains and Ethereum: Ancient stones explain money's future
Was Natural Medicine Destroyed in 1910?
CRISPR 2.0 Is Here, and It’s Way More Precise
Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars
How artists and designers are “materialising the Internet”
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