Evolutionary Pathways by Catherine Van Holder

beautiful (long) read.. 

"All of the characters started out with clear, and clashing, identities (...). But I learned that they were all much more complicated, unpredictable, and fluid than they appeared at first, even to themselves."

Hack Belgium by Catherine Van Holder

Last week Catherine featured as a future expert during Hack Belgium, a three-day laboratory for the future. For the event about 1000 participants convened at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels to hack together a series of game-changing solutions to 14 societal and systemic challenges across a variety of thematic areas such as mobility, healthcare and education. Experts took part to boost the level of innovation with their domain-specific know-how, relevant to the targeted systemic challenges.

(update via Pantopicon news section)

Post Truth Worlds by Catherine Van Holder

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?” 
― George Orwell, 1984


Predictive World by Catherine Van Holder

Interesting big data application.. 

"You are a philosophical innovator. (...) To you, life is an ongoing inquiry into the mysteries of the universe.(...) People with your Facebook likes are intellectually curious and appreciative of what they consider beautiful, no matter what others think. Your imagination is vivid and makes you more creative than many others."

Humanist Among Machines by Catherine Van Holder

Lezing voorbereiden voor bij de ingenieurs morgen.. 
beginnen bij het begin, wat historisch besef is nooit slecht wanneer je het over de toekomst hebt.. 

"De opleiding is historisch ontsproten uit die van de Belgische technisch ingenieurs die gecreëerd werd vanwege gestelde noden bij de industriële revolutie."

..en er dan een filosofische invalshoek aan toevoegen — at KU Leuven

humanist among machines

Futures of Political Systems by Catherine Van Holder

"We have inherited our current political systems, whether communism or liberal democracy, from the Industrial Revolution. And I don’t think that either of them can survive the completely different realities of biotechnology and artificial intelligence."