Anders Indset is the author of three Spiegel bestsellers: “Wild Knowledge”, “The Quantum Economy”, and “Das infizierte Denken”, and has been translated into over 10 languages to date. In addition to his many co-initiated projects – GBI (Global Blockchain Initiative), #Enkelfähig, and “Die Veredlung Europas” (The European Refinement) – Anders is also a co-founder of the Njordis Group and the Global Institute of Leadership & Technology (GILT). Thinkers50 has ranked Anders as one of the most influential thinkers in leadership and business in the years to come. His philosophical work focuses on the ongoing search for better explanations and their practical implementation.
“Our Leaders of today need the philosophy of the past, paired with the scientific knowledge and technology of tomorrow.”
The native Norwegian, who originally gained global recognition as “The Business Philosopher”, builds bridges between ‘Mensch & Technology’ and shapes the economy of tomorrow with his (approach to) practical philosophy. He has two decades of experience working with multinational organizations and is a trusted sparring partner for international CEOs and political leaders, and is a guest lecturer at leading international business schools. Whether on big stages or in small groups, his unconventional way of thinking and his inspiring and dynamic personality, he moves and activates people, and leads them beyond ‘the given’ and what they hold to be self-evident.
His work focuses on the dialogue between philosophy and business, which has boundless potential. Philosophy – “the art of being wrong” – supports the continuous improvement of business models, methods, and strategies by critically questioning basic economic assumptions and beliefs and uncovering core problems. The unlimited openness of this approach to paradoxes, differences, and ambiguities harbors the potential from which innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial perspectives and solutions can emerge.
It is now all about the future of organized human life and the survival of our species. What is a human being anyway? Join the exciting journey from what we thought we were, what we believe we are today all the way to what we might become in the future. In his work on the future of the human species, Anders takes a closer look at three plausible scenarios of where we are heading and how we can meet the two existential challenges of our next decade, namely avoiding ecological collapse and living with and coping with exponential technologies. An outlook into a time of permanent revolution and a world of improvisation. Is this a way to a potential singularity (posthumanism) or maybe the path towards HOMO OBSOLETUS? Or can we create a new story for humanity and a space for the “Mensch” (human being) in a world of perfect digital rationality and complete knowledge
With his book and the initiation of the Quantum Economy, Anders aims to upgrade the capitalistic model and unleash the potential of quantum theory. The Quantum Economy is a plea for more economy, more (rapid) technological development, and more (human) growth, and thus provide a vibrant vision of humane (positive) capitalism.
Anders believes a key to positive progress and better problems is to change the educational model by applying practical philosophy and to teach:
What can we actually know? We’re facing a dilemma. It seems that access to virtually unlimited information prevents us from seeing the obvious, even if the answers are right in front of our eyes. For executives around the world, for all leaders of change, it is now important to connect the philosophy of the past with the scientific findings and technology of tomorrow. We are now ready to realize the full potential of wild knowledge and together rediscover the “lost art of thinking” and free ourselves from what we hold to be self-evident
What is artificial intelligence? How do we interpret intelligence, and what is a cognitive system? Is our brain just a chemical system for us to understand or could it be that we are creating intelligence beyond consciousness, yet still do not know what consciousness is? The very exciting, but also unpredictable and potentially risky future of General Artificial Intelligence is something that should concern everyone. We are confronted with completely new (existential) questions. How should we handle this? What future is desirable for us?
We now strive for digital super intelligence. Be it externally or by merging with technology. Anders refers to this as “the final narcissistic injury”. What will happen to our consciousness and subjective experiences when we have access to cloud thinking and machine-to-brain technologies? Anders takes a closer look at the beauty of our mind and what it means to be a human being. In this talk Anders takes a closer look at the current science of consciousness, and describes how quantum computers and artificial general intelligence will affect our lives.
Philosophers write books, practical philosophy changes the world. Anders presents his Philosophy@Work and shows why philosophical contemplation today belongs in every industry and every organization. Anders outlines his postulates of change and shows how one can become a “leader of change” and thus take on an active role in shaping one’s own future.
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