The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) is hosting its second twitter chat on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST. Use these hashtags: #apf #futrchat.
The Future of Money
Beyond the currency arguments between nations, another more fundamental debate brews. You could say that it’s the difference between people who trust the traditional banking system and those that believe there’s a better way based on transparency, open data, and social bonds.
Venessa Miemis ,Gabriel Shalom , and Jay Cousins developed a short film,“The Future of Money,” for the recentSIBOS conference in Amsterdam. In a series of interviews, Gen Y’s say why they feel distrust or a disconnection with the current system and what they see emerging in the social currency space.
On twitter, you can find tweets by searching for #futureofmoney. Here’s some recent posts pertaining to SIBOS.
Venessa believes that traditional financiers and Gen Y’s areliving in different worlds. Her proposals and concerns:
And here’s a few developments since SIBOS.
Mobile phone carriers teamed to allow direct payment system from cells, bypassing traditional banks.
Italian hotels just held their second annual barter week.
the Value of a Dollar Project, artist Jonathon Blaustein photographs food that equals a dollar.
What do you think?
I’m watching to see what people believe about money. We all use it and by necessity, we each manage it for ourselves and/or for businesses. Is there anything more emotional than the power of currency? And how do you define currency? Economic, social, environmental, political, cultural?
What is money? What does it do and what does it mean? Are you worried about the future of money? Or is it all roses ahead? What drivers could plague money, and cause drastic change? Are we at or nearing a turning point? Is there a significant, fundamental gap between financial experts and us, the regular people? If so, is the gap in communications, worldviews or something else? Is the distinction or gap useful or an “us against them” battle? Will it be useful in the future?
I wonder if we will see a range of ideas, conflicts of opinions, or will we agree quite readily on the future of money. What, do you believe, are the big issues for money by 2020? Or by 2030? Is it social/community, trust, transparency, or are other lumps or gems on the horizon?
Please Join Us – an open tweet chat
You are welcome to join the APF #futrchat and say what you believe will be the future of money. At our premier chat last month on the future of education, an intensive hour flew by and the results gave a snapshot of many varied perspectives and experiences, like a speed scan or survey.
As we did last month, Jennifer Jarratt will pitch provocative questions and I will cajole, contribute, coax, and retweet the saltiest items. You can do the same, add links (if they pertain and are not promotional ads), and teach, inform, persuade, thrill, or terrify us about the future of money.
What do you think will be the future of money?
Image: Organic Grapefruit onThe Value of a Dollar Project by Jonathan Blaustein