At the Near Future Summit 2017, I organized and moderated a capsule on Cycles and Rhythms. After years of studying the psychophysiology of our relationship to technology (how our attention, emotions, and physiology (breathing, etc.) are impacted by the way we use technology today), I realized that, at a deeper level, this all relates to the rhythms of the body. And the body is all about rhythm!
For starters: our gait, pulse, respiration, heart rate variability, organs, cranial rhythms, and our circadian rhythms, play a significant role in our health. Just as our bodies are all about rhythm, our planet, too, is all about cycles and rhythms.
Here’s my blog post from Medium.com on the session.
A few more words (and links!) on the Near Future Summit…
The World Positive area on Medium covered a number of the capsules at the Near Future Summit
For me, attending this event, was one of the most uplifting and optimistic experiences ever. Presenter after presenter shared break through technologies from CleanTech and urban farming to medicine, and from the treatment of PTSD to anti-recidivism.
If you have a moment to look up any of the following speakers, you’re likely to discover some extraordinary projects and startups:
Medicine: Dean Kamen, Osman Kibar, Nina Tandon
Food/Urban Farming: Tobias Peggs
CleanTech: Ben Bronfman, Etosha Cave, Ilan Gur, Molly Morse
Social Responsibility and Community Building: Cameron Sinclair, Yosef Ayele, Lindsay Holden
Cycles and Rhythms: Satchin Panda, Marko Ahtisaari, Dave Gallo, Li-Huei Tsai
PSTD: Rick Doblin
Criminal Justice Reform: Valerie Jarrett, Scott Budnick, Catherine Hoke, Lynn Overmann