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The future is being created today

Lecture by
David Borst

Available as online lecture

The future is being created today

Lecture contents

  • What we can do to keep pace with technology
  • Recognising the opportunities of current developments today
  • What roles will humans play in the future?

Futurist David Borst - Keynote This is how we will live and work in the future

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The future is being created today

The future does not come into being by chance, but by people and organisations shaping it with their power. But how do we accept the future as such and how can we manage to shape it with all our might? Future shaper and Managing Director at 2b AHEAD Ventures David Borst deals with questions about the future every day. In his rousing and forward-looking talk, the 5-star speaker now talks about how we can shape our future together.

Many people are afraid that they will be replaced in the job market by artificial intelligence. It is therefore all the more important to take away people's panic about the future, because a human being can never be completely replaced, and it is precisely the coexistence of human action and AI that, in combination, will be a decisive factor in the future. But how do people manage to embrace the future as an opportunity and see the many benefits it brings?

So how can we recognise and use the opportunities of current developments today? Futurologist David Borst has clear answers to this question. Life is better in the future, we have to think disruptively to realise that the future holds incredible opportunities for us. Companies need to question their entrenched processes and break through patterns. A change in thinking is important both in our personal and professional lives in order to actively shape the future. Computers will become the better doctors, the better cooks, bots will manage our lives and take over many everyday tasks, self-driving cars will not only be safer but also enable a whole new lifestyle and the metaverse will enable the fusion of the real and digital worlds.

But what role will humans play in the future? Future designer and 5-star speaker David Borst explores these important questions in this exciting lecture. He takes away his audience's fear of the future and shows why now is the right time to jointly shape the future in which we will all live and work.

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How we will live and work in the future

The future holds some exciting and unusual questions: Where do you travel with the self-driving hotel room? What do you give your friends for their 300th birthday? What do I do if my washing machine is smarter than I am? How do I want to optimise myself thanks to Medical Health? How will autonomous driving change my working hours? 5-Star Speaker and futurologist David Borst knows the answers to these questions and takes away the fear of the future in his exciting talk.

Mobility of the future

All people in Germany together spend around 30 million hours a day driving a vehicle, navigating through traffic jams or desperately searching for a parking space. Germans love their cars and would not want to do without them in the future. Another important part of getting around is public transport. We are freer than ever in our mobility and at the same time it is undergoing unprecedented change.

Customer and trade of the future

Consumption is a need that is an essential growth driver for modern economies. However, Amazon, Zalando or Alibaba show that customers do not necessarily need the personal aspect of shopping to buy a product. They also expect the same assortment, all payment options and fast delivery from local retailers. Even the actual sales conversation has changed fundamentally due to online retailing. The customer comes to the shop well informed, has researched the price differential and demands excellent customer service. In the coming years, these developments will intensify even further; it is no longer the customer who makes the decision, but the shopping advisors trained by him (Alexa and Co.).

Large corporation vs. start-up

Young, hip and full of innovative power - that's how most people imagine a start-up. But a large corporation also has many advantages over a start-up. But how can you combine the positive aspects of a large corporation with a start-up to achieve maximum success? The 5-star speaker and futurologist David Borst is at home in the world of start-ups due to his work as managing director at 2b AHEAD Ventures and knows how to integrate the Silicon Valley spirit into large commercial groups. In his rousing talk, Borst now gives valuable tips on how to combine the best of these two worlds.