The future doesn’t belong to one country, one organisation, or one individual. It belongs to everyone, irrespective of ability, background or origin. We’re helping build a future where everyone benefits, and where noone is left behind.
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THE 311 INSTITUTE IS A GLOBAL FUTURES THINK TANK, WORKING BETWEEN THE DATES OF 2020 AND 2070, AND WE HELP ORGANISATIONS, REGULATORS AND GOVERNMENTS ENVISION, BUILD, AND LEAD AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE THAT BENEFITS EVERYONE.
If you’re in a hurry to learn how you can prepare yourself or your organisation for the dramatic transformation of all areas of life that lie ahead in the future then you’re in great company with us. Founded in 2016, the 311 Institute has grown into one of the most prominent think tanks for futures thinking and digital transformation in the world, working with the G7, and industry visionaries. We prime and prepare people for the “great challenges” that lie ahead and bring people together to come up with unconventional answers to everyday challenges that range from the mundane and the extraordinary, to the unbelievable and the unimaginable.
“We’re optimists who believe that technology can be used for the good of all humanity. That’s why we want to educate and inspire people, and put them in a position to understand and use exponential technologies,” says Matthew Griffin, Founder and CEO of the 311 Institute, referring to technologies such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, nanotechnology, semiconductors, and beyond, whose power virtually doubles every year.
In Griffin’s view, for example, society has a lot of catching up to do if we are to be ready for a ubiquitously connected future in which virtually any question, even a complicated medical diagnosis, can be answered with a dense network of sensors and intelligent devices.
“As soon as students graduate from a university, their knowledge is often already outdated. It would be naive to ascribe magic powers to new technologies, but they can unlock new opportunities for tackling humanity’s great unsolved challenges, from poverty and hunger to education to health. We believe,” adds Griffin, “in a future of abundance, of energy, of food, of and of resources of all kinds, not of deprivation. And we should all help build this future for the benefit of all of us, not just one country, or the elites.”
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It’s all too easy to be bogged down by business, and life, as usual. Sometimes you have to pause, take a breath and look up, and when you do you might be astonished by what you see. The world is both full of threats and opportunities, and our commitment to our customers is that we will show them both points of view, and help them navigate the changes that lie ahead while proving to them that the road less travelled, the one that at first looks fraught with perils and dangers, is the one that in the end will be the most rewarding.
THE FUTURE IS WHAT WE ALL MAKE IT. WE ARE A LEADING VOICE ON THE WORLD STAGE PROMOTING A FAIRER AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL. WE MEASURE IMPACT BY THE CHANGE WE INSPIRE, THE NUMBER OF LIVES OUR WORK HELPS IMPROVE, AND THE EQUITY WE BUILD.
Everyone is well aware that the pace of change over the past decade has accelerated, and that the pace of change over the course of the next decade will accelerate still faster. Today we’re putting our knowledge of the drivers of this change to good effect, whether it’s leveraging digital and the platform economy, or the rise of exponential technologies, ubiquitous connectivity and smartphones, to make sure that the benefits are evenly distributed – whether it’s democratising healthcare for hundreds of millions of people using nothing more than smartphones and clever thinking, or putting an end to illiteracy.
“THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE. WE AIM TO ENSURE IT IS EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED.”
In 1990 one in three people, over 1.8 Billion, lived in extreme poverty, or by today’s standards lived on less that $1.90 a day. Today that figure has fallen to one in ten, or 700 million, and that is an astonishing feat. However, needless to say there is still a lot of work to be done and our work with our customers and partners isn’t just constrained to helping eradicate poverty, we are working diligently with our partners around the world to find solutions that help eradicate disease, famine, illiteracy, infant mortality, water stress, and many other afflictions that still plague our world.