Visions of the Future

If there’s one red thread in A World Beyond Words, it’s comfort with multiplicity. No square pegs in round holes here: We’re done trying to problem-solve within the confines of a cold system.

This garden we’re cultivating is a wild one. Constantly learning, adapting, growing, and evolving. Nurturing narratives that celebrate idiosyncrasy, in service of the larger ecosystem we share.

It’s transformative stories of care, compassion, and community that we’re after.

Unsurprisingly, ‘community’ was one of the most frequently uttered words throughout our workshops and conversations. For us, A Future In Sync must lay atop a foundation of belonging and reciprocity.

Rebuilding communal anchors. Reclaiming shared temporal structures. Embracing play, empathy, deep context, and responsiveness in the products and practices we imagined. These were but a few of the themes echoed.

We also yearned for a future free from divisiveness. Where global and local, individual and collective, humanity and nature weren’t competing forces, but complementary ones.

Our urge to reconcile — with the past, the present, the ancient, the forgotten, the lost, the local, the vernacular, the niche, the fringe — has grown and grown, because we understand now more than ever that nothing is binary. Not black and white, but rather countless realities within our grasp.

And while unity and reconnection were common themes in our conversations, there was also deep attention paid toward preserving the kaleidoscopic nature of heterogeneity — a desire to build toward a mosaic, not a monotone picture.

Our community is ready to speculate, reimagine, and unleash A World Beyond Words because we believe it’s the ultimate embodiment of A Future In Sync: Warm and wild; renewing and regenerative; comfortable in the polyrhythms of its conscious chaos; connected, playful, and alive at the intersections of ancient and emerging; learning, unlearning, and relearning to build a world anew.


What’s Next?

In a little under a month, we’ll be hosting the RADAR FUTURETHON — our regen twist on a hackathon that will use this report and the future we’ve envisioned as its foundation for ideation. It’s a series of free online events, hosted over seven days for non-technical and technical builders alike to create a better future alongside the RADAR community (plus, there is USD$15,000 of grant prizes on the table)! We’re seeking dreamers, makers, creators, thinkers, developers and builders, who feel called to co-create A Future In Sync. We’re welcoming people from all of the webs that means no prior web3 knowledge is necessary.🤝

Join us and our Alpha Community partners — Metalabel, Dream DAO, Boys Club, ForeFront DAO, Baddies In Tech, Near Future Laboratory, and Protein — starting October 17. We can’t wait to build with you! 

You can register to attend the live events, and get involved below!

and finally gratitudes.

RADAR Instigator: Fancy
Research Lead: Keely Adler
Incubate Lead: Matt Weatherall

Project Team: Sarah Owen
Project Team: Petah Marian
Project Team: Akash Das
Project Team: Severin Matusek
Project Team: Alice Sweitzer

Editor: Emily Howell
Editor: Alice Greenberg
Designer: Domingo

SuperCurator: Keely Adler
SuperCurator: Sarah Owen
SuperCurator: Andrea Chen
SuperCurator: Olga Shaeva
SuperCurator: Linda Xiao
SuperCurator: Kairon
SuperCurator: Feems
SuperCurator: Dwayne  “The Jock” Ronson

Point of Origin: Victoria Buchanan

Contributor: Aaren Cristini
Contributor: Andrea Chen
Contributor: Ashley Evangelista
Contributor: Ben Percifield
Contributor: Brian Mark
Contributor: Chris John Fussner
Contributor: Dillon Key
Contributor: Dwayne “The Jock” Ronson
Contributor: Emmanuelle Naranjo
Contributor: Feems
Contributor: Fred Wordie
Contributor: GetOffDeez
Contributor: Hesperus Mak
Contributor: Kairon
Contributor: Khayyam Wakil
Contributor: Kianga Daverington
Contributor: Liv Pasquarelli
Contributor: Lauren Huttner
Contributor: Olivia Poglianich
Contributor: Nicole Tremaglio
Contributor: Olga Shaeva
Contributor: Pratik Vyas
Contributor: Sergio Ariza
Contributor: Shahtaj Nazmeen
Contributor: Sixian Lim
Contributor: Stuart Evans
Contributor: Victoria Buchanan

Contributing Expert: Tamika Abaka-Wood (Strategist and Founder, Dial-an-Ancestor)
Contributing Expert: Jake Advincula (Founder, Indigenized Internet)
Contributing Expert: Glenn Albrecht (Author and Environmental Philosopher)
Contributing Expert: Black Dave (Recording Artist)
Contributing Expert: Reggie James (Founder, Eternal)
Contributing Expert: Renata Morais (web3 Creator and Strategist, Tapuya)
Contributing Expert: Clear Mortifee (Recording Artist and Ancient Futurist)
Contributing Expert: Helena Norberg-Hodge (Founder, Local Futures)
Contributing Expert: Gustavo Noguerio de Menezes (Founder, Torus Time Labs)
Contributing Expert: Venkatesh Rao (Writer, Ribbonfarm Studio)
Contributing Expert: Jack Self (Editor-in-Chief, Real Review)
Contributing Expert: Sam Spurlin (Partner, The Ready)

SuperCuration Expert: Sari Azout (Founder, Startupy)
SuperCuration Expert: Tony Lashley (Founder, Marine Snow)
SuperCuration Expert: Austin Robey (Co-Founder, Metalabel)

Friend of the Community: Sarah, 33, Singapore
Friend of the Community: Phebe, 24, Canberra
Friend of the Community: Jeffy, 30, Sydney
Friend of the Community: Ting, 28, Boston
Friend of the Community: Elton, 35, Toronto
Friend of the Community: Sarah, 30, Toronto
Friend of the Community: Leigh, 25, Hamilton
Friend of the Community: Monique, 57, New Jersey
Friend of the Community: Mi Sun, 35, Rhode Island
Friend of the Community: Daniella, 24, New Jersey
Friend of the Community: Erin, 23, New Jersey
Friend of the Community: Zuo En Xandra, 29, Singapore

If you’re trying to read this RADAR report on mobile, don’t. Just don’t.

Grab a water, grab a seat, and cozy up in front of a bigger screen — because you’re in for a wild ride