We come to understand that there is struggle in every dream.
Being inspired is not a luxury. It is a right.
Imagine what would happen if you started respecting your own wishes of how to spend your time.
I am proposing performance-based consumption. And an economy based on values not markets, driven by innovation but respecting the environment.
My dream for the future is a working world that is more inclusive of all people irrespective of age and ability.
One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it.
The one big challenge of future urban systems is the smart use of resources. The holistic use of cradle-to-cradle systems for production and consumption will be imperative.
Forget fanciful, futuristic forecasts. Give more people the freedom to dream – and the future will take care of itself.
As creators we must demand of ourselves to invent new ways to live by rather than inventing new places within which to live.
Knowledge is the most powerful weapon to fight geographical, social and economic adversity.
...I dream that we don’t erode or lose the rich cultural diversity that exists around the globe - that it continues to inspire creativity and innovation...
Creative confidence—the natural human ability to come up with new approaches to solve a problem and the courage to try them out—is one of our most precious resources.
Our vision is for humanity to dream anew.
In 100 years, we simply won’t work for companies that don’t represent our core personal values, no matter how much they pay us.
Over the next 100 years, we have an opportunity to shape a new story, a positive vision of what it means to live sustainably in our world.
We have to rethink how we utilize workers in our advanced economy.
I see a world full of magic and stories. Artists, technologists and storytellers will come together to engender empathy!
The next 100 years give us an opportunity to bring back in alignment material well-being and personal/social well being.
...the parks, trails, streets, open spaces, and green infrastructure that we are building now will profoundly affect how the world lives and works in the future.
Gender, race, sexuality, ideology, and faith are just going to be unimportant characteristics that will not define ourselves.
As it escapes the screen, the potential of the digital enters into the realm of architecture and an entirely different wealth of knowledge.
In the future, Architecture will be defined by its materiality and its intelligence. The role of the Architect will morph into a choreographer of infinite spaces in one space.
The power of the people is far greater than that of people in power.
My dream is to see that we succeed in improving many more lives and make India 100 percent literate.
Creative collaboration between experts and everyone else is the key to cultural vitality in the future.
I am a big fan of “homeostasis in nature.”
Let’s reinvent participative democracy for the 21st Century.
We need to ensure that the seed of education is planted deep into the thinking of mankind and its diverse societies.
For me, simple pleasures are what most make life worth living.
Learn how to celebrate our ecological footprint instead of worrying about minimizing it...how to be beneficial and not "less bad."
I love change. Change is important. With change comes innovation.
Almost all of last century’s developments placed a high, heedless demand on energy. Almost all of next century’s developments need to work to mitigate that demand.
In 100 years, design will be at the center of things, a benign and necessary force in all facets of human experience.
The power of computing technologies is directly measured by how computing extends human expertise; knowledge, learning, communication and discovery.
I dream of [...] a transformation in collective consciousness resulting in a peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy, and joyful world.
Hard work, perseverance and creativity will play a key role in success – and Michigan’s workforce and innovative companies will continue to lead the way in the century to come.
In place of a global solution, instead of locating a constructed mono-cultural life world, the concept for a better world has to be reflected in very different scales.
In 100 years, what we require from a workplace will change beyond our recognition.
In the future, there will be virtual spaces for the most energetic and imaginative people to come together and change the world.
Imagine workplaces where employees are encouraged to take risks and failure is not viewed as a negative but is seen as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Curiosity and its cousins Exploration, Learning, and Investigation have been at the center of human evolution and history. They will play an even greater role going forward.
Dreams unlock not just a better version of something, dreams unlock the possibility of addition, subtraction, opposites and void. Dreams unlock a space in which ideas are formed.
“If businesses celebrate cultures, people will fall in love with the companies they work for. Diversity will be made tangible and ignite creative thinking.”
Education is the key to transform society and make it progress. We can´t build a better world made up of the dreams of millions of human beings who have no access to education.
I envision a world where we have transcended the need for spatial limitations. Personal expression will ebb and flow with the rhythm of our lives and creation will be truly mobile.
I believe that “being human” will transcend our current notions to include powers of creation that remain unacknowledged today.
Think of it: a world without borderlines or flags and where geography no longer defines lifespan or lifestyle; a world as a blank slate.
Any major goals for the future will be difficult to achieve unless we increasingly view the world through the lens of emerging complex systems and long time frames.
The global world is tied together in unprecedented ways where the collective “we” is no longer a company, culture, or nation, but a very interconnected, shared world.
The future should be what you think is what you get—by means of advanced technology and innovative material, we can directly translate our abstract ideas into products.
The wasteful “version 2.0” mentality that incessantly forces obsolescence of “product” will give way to refreshable “platforms” that simply allow for future modification and enhancement.
The single largest technology driver in terms of time conservation (and one of the most challenging as well) will be the development and the deployment of teleportation.
Tomorrow we will be what today we are becoming. In reality we are what we’re not: we are what we want to become. This happens at the individual and collective level.
We must prepare the next generation of informed global citizens who address global challenges. I believe that the key to creating this change is education.
Can multidisciplinary industry leaders and competitors collaborate and harness their expertise to eliminate healthcare-associated infections and other hospital-acquired conditions?
Human intelligence itself is about establishing an inner dialog between what is and what could be, between actualities and possibilities.
In 2012, isn’t the whole world up in arms because they want to be Meaningful Participants? Why wait 100 years?
We dream of a world where children are raised as global citizens and people are not dying from hunger as people are socially aware and emotionally concerned for the welfare of others.
Imagine. Companies will produce embryos for implantation made from engineered DNA which will yield physically and mentally enhanced, disease-resistant people.
One hundred years in the future, our world would at last follow the Buddhist mantra “to live our lives to increase the happiness and decrease the suffering of all sentient beings.”
In 100 years, machines may manage the economy, not economists or politicians.
In 2112…Work and life have come to be valued as a holistic understanding of what it means to be creatures that value connectivity, accomplishment, creativity, and beauty.
Just imagine the brain power when people from all the different continents can come together and collaborate to find solutions to the biggest problems of our day.
The workplace of tomorrow will regenerate each one of us, our families and our communities, sharing access to precious resources and to the sustaining qualities of nature.
We don’t just eat the apple. We grow a tree that will feed generations to come.
With a commitment to health care for all, nations will be pushed by economic necessity to adopt preventive medicine that is based on scientific research and best practices.
The future of work and the richness of life is not tied to a desk.
Everyday citizens can be producers and distributors of information, which can then travel the world in an instant. Social media can amplify and extend the voices of individual.
We live in a spirited system laced by connectivity with each other and the planet. What we do has a ripple effect. Make yours humane.
We think having Google at our disposal has changed how we think about knowledge retention, but imagine when that knowledge is literally integrated into your being.
We are in the infancy of civilization…In a hundred years, we will watch mankind mature into adulthood.
We are revolutionaries, evolutionaries, and solutionaries finding the power within ourselves to make the world anew.
Detroit’s future is promising. We are blessed with a wealth of talented young people, committed residents and unlimited potential.
Let’s create a world that will facilitate health and happiness in the future. Most importantly, let us behave more responsibly today so that our dreams of tomorrow can be realized.
One hundred years from now, the world will go about its work unhampered by systems of inequality.
Life is no longer about working to make money to buy "stuff." It is about making the best decisions possible together to make systems work better, so we can enjoy our time together.
No one can predict the future with any certainty. But I look forward to the day when the United States of America gets its mojo back—and it's not 100 years away, either.
In the future, I hope people will enjoy and work with the light and color the world has to offer; go out on a limb and turn dreams and ideas into reality.
By fusing technology with telepathy, we could simultaneously look to the past and the future to generate solutions to current problems.
Technology will advance to humans the ability to touch objects to gain the physical, emotional and historical experience behind each thing.
No doubt you’ve heard the old business cliché that hope is not a strategy. I disagree. Hope is a sustainable value that inspires us to see the world as a source of meaning.
Imagine an Africa with women leading it into the future. They would not just be left to pick up the pieces after war. They would be integral to averting conflict in the first place.
I dream of the power of individuals, whether alone or in small groups, to unleash their creative spirits, their imagination, and their talents to develop a wide range of innovation.
Meet the Dreamers
I dream of [...] a transformation in collective consciousness resulting in a peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy, and joyful world.
I dream of a world where a critical mass of 100 million people have personally transformed into a consciousness of love, kindness, joy, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, and equanimity. Their personal transformation could lead to a transformation in collective consciousness resulting in a peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy, and joyful world.
As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-four books with nineteen New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories, his books have been published in more than eighty-five languages. His latest New York Times bestseller, War of the Worldviews (co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow), successfully attempts to elevate the conversation around science and religion in a way that is thoughtful and constructive rather than polarizing and divisive. Additionally, his New York Times bestseller, Peace Is the Way received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life was awarded the 2005 Nautilus Grand Prize. FINS - Wall Street Journal mentioned his book, The Soul of Leadership, as one of five best business books to read for your career.
He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and The Huffington Post and hosts Deepak Chopra Radio which airs daily on BlogTalk Radio and focuses on areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality.
Deepak Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 GOI Peace Award, 2010 Starlite Humanitarian Award, 2010 Art for Life Honoree, 2009 Oceana Partners Award, 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1997.
Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Distinguished Scholar at Columbia University, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.