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Alex Steffen, Core77 friend, longtime environmental advocate, and founder of the beloved Worldchanging, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign—The Heroic Future—to fund an a live documentary series about “reimagining the world of tomorrow, in order to rebuild the world today.” Core77’s Allan Chochinov sat down with Alex to talk about
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This Planetary Futurist Wants Us To Fundamentally Reimagine A Sustainable Future

Alex Steffen wrote the book on sustainability. Now he wants to show us that we have the capacity to solve global problems—if we are willing to work for it.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3057040/fund-this/this-planetary-futurist-wants-us-to-fundamentally-reimagine-a-sustainable-future
Alex Steffen wrote the book on sustainability. Now he wants to show us that we have the capacity to solve global problemsif we are willing to work for...
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The storytelling tools of built worlds can be remarkably versatile: http://ideo.is/1f3anPq #ideotomorrow
How imagined worlds can reveal real insights
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I send out a weekly letter with various ideas, updates and resources. People seem to like it. You can sign up here:

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Why a world without imagination puts your future at risk
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Nice write-up from Lloyd Alter at TreeHugger

"Why I supported Alex Steffen ’s new 'Heroic Future' Kickstarter & why you should too."
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Possibly the most willful engagement with the future in human history: http://ideo.is/1BK408k #IDEOtomorrow
What Meiji Japan can teach us about meeting an unexpected tomorrow
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I really enjoyed doing this interview with Boom magazine:

"I believe that we are in the process of reclaiming our kinship to the future. I mean that in the most literal sense. The people who are going to be alive in the near future and in the distant future are us. They’re our descendants. They’re the people we love and their descendants. The future isn’t some make-believe land where weird things happen. That is a very strange conception of how time actually works and has far more to do with marketing things than it does with actual human experience. In 2115, a whole lot of people, who are the children of people now alive, will still be alive. So we’re not talking about a distant them. And I think that’s really important to recognize, because there’s a tendency to believe that because the future is some distant, crazy place, we can leave the future to the future. In fact, there’s a very explicit ideology about not trying to fix our problems now, but wait until nanotechnology, or intelligent robots, or visitors from Mars, or whatever the hell comes along and fixes it for us."

http://www.boomcalifornia.com/2015/03/the-boom-interview-alex-steffen/
From Boom Spring 2015, Vol 5, No 1. Editor's Note: Alex Steffen is a futurist and a self-described optimist. A native Californian, Steffen is keen on the future of the Golden State. So much so that he moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from Seattle after taking futurism by storm with his ...
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I am a writer, public speaker and planetary futurist. I like to think about how we can live well and be good ancestors.

I was executive editor of Worldchanging.com after co-founding the organization in 2003 until it closed at the end of 2010. I also edited two editions of Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century.

Now, I am at work on several projects, including Carbon Zero (which looks at climate-neutral cities as an imminent reality) and a book/film/online project about the future of the future.

I sometimes blog at http://www.alexsteffen.com/
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