Help get people into the mindset of exploring non-obvious futures
Big thinking. Mind stretching
"Any useful statement about the future should first seem ridiculous" - Jim Dator
Let's create some ridiculous statements
- Have participants choose a common object.
- Write down 100 facts about the object (things that are true about the object today)
- Consider 100 alternative facts (flip them to be the opposite of what they are today)
- Then look at each fact and ask WHY each new alternative fact could be true.
- Find signals of things happening today which could support the alternative facts
From Primer22. Jane McGonigal activity