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Imisi 3D and IFTF Present the Future of Lagos Workshop: Shared Fiction, Built Systems

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The stories of the future that we tell affect the future that we create. By collectively creating a vision of the future, we can better make decisions in the present.

On August 25th, Jeremy Kirshbaum from Institute for the Future (IFTF), in partnership with Imisi3D, invites you to a conversation about the future of Lagos. We will start with Lagos in the year 2026, and then together work backward to what this means for us today.

The Institute for the Future is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of our work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. We provide our members with insights into business strategy, design process, innovation, and social dilemmas. Our research spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and health care to technology, the workplace, and human identity. The Institute for the Future is located in Palo Alto, California.

Imisi 3D is a Virtual Reality (VR) creation lab dedicated to growing a community of VR developers in Nigeria, creating solutions using VR, and providing educational and engagement experiences with VR. We see huge potential for VR as a tool for creating everyday solutions and intend to change the technology narrative so that here we become creators and not just consumers of technology. We are future thinking and committed to being responsible ancestors, creating a better world for today and tomorrow.

One way that we think about the future is talking about the interaction of shared fictions and built systems. Using a basic framework as a starting point for the conversation, we will begin to create some scenarios of what Lagos will look like in 10 to 15 years, and, based on these, discuss insights for our current context. Jeremy Kirshbaum will briefly present some ideas from his current research to kick off the discussion.

Who is it for: The event is free to anyone with an open mind, creative spirit, and a passion for creating a beautiful, inclusive future.