PROOF of a Thriving Future

PROOF 23 – The Power of Word

Hello Reader, From greenwashing to cancel culture to RINO finger pointing we are living through a hyperbolic era of double speak. Propaganda and deception aren’t new or even, for most of us, surprising. What is new is that so much of it is very obvious and not even thinly hidden. The lies aren’t meant to...
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PROOF 24 – The Future of Cities

Hello Reader, This week in PROOF, we are going to look at the Future of Cities and some of the great thinking and work that is happening in regards to how we might rethink the way we live together. As human beings moved from nomadic life to agrarian life, the first cities were built. These...
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PROOF 25 – The Climate Crisis

Hello Reader, On Earth Day, we at Bold.ly NOW participated in an UP.game event where the speakers were asked to share a vision of the future from 2030. I’ll share my story from the future in a moment, but first I want make a simple request. The time has come for all of us, governments,...
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PROOF 26 – Rewilding the Earth

Hello Reader, In the desert of Southeastern Utah the sand itself is alive. There is a crust made up of cyanobacteria, green algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, and other tiny organisms that protect the soil against erosion, retain moisture and help the grasses and bushes to keep a foothold in the sand. The National Park Service...
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PROOF 27 – The Future of the Economy

Hello Reader, We are born into a world that gives us lifelong operating instructions on every aspect of our lives from language, to culture, to education, to work, to relationships, to childbearing and child raising, to eating, to health, and even to death. Every aspect of life is mapped out in the norms of this...
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PROOF 28 – Generating Our Sustainable Future

Hello Reader, We live in a material world, a built world, an endlessly changing world. The cycle between material desires and fulfillment of those desires has shortened from weeks to days to “same day delivery”.  We consume, therefore we are. Full stop until the world stops. It’s no mystery how we got here.  The invisible...
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PROOF 29 – The Circular Economy

Hello Reader, The Earth is finite. And for the vast majority of human history this has not been a problem. With our small population, we could collect and consume only a small fraction of the wealth of the planet. We spread out and the population grew. Still there was no problem. Then we technologized our...
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PROOF 30 – The Future of Waste

Hello Reader, Net zero waste sounds great and from the many articles that we are bringing you this week it seems to be both in reach and a matter of instrumentalization – all we have to do is design processes to reduce, reuse, recycle, and ultimately eliminate waste. From where we stand at PROOF this...
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PROOF 31 – The Power of Imagination

Hello Reader, The future according to mainstream media is bleak . Our menu for future options has us being killed by machines, eaten by zombies, and generally facing the end of humanity as we know it through some other calamity like a new plague. According to them, the future is dystopic and not very pretty....
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