Come work with us to find entirely new, fun and engaging ways to do this, inspired by the elegant complexity and abundance of Nature and the contagious delight of infinite games. Come design, develop, learn and play!
A New OS for Humanity
The competitive win/lose OS that succeeded in globalizing humankind has now outlived its usefulness, even endangering us in a perfect storm of crises that calls for massive cooperation toward building an alternative OS for a win/win world. Our guiding principle is that only by changing the underlying system can we address the multitude of symptoms indicative of the end of the youthful phase of a species; the evolutionary call to our maturity.
Gaming a Risk-free Future
Our strategy is to evoke Group Genius in designing Massively Multiplayer Online and Offline Gaming to try out new ways of living on Earth in greater harmony with it and with each other. Games permit us to challenge even the most fundamental aspects of the current OS, such as unfair land ownership and a money system based on debt rather than abundance. Games offer us feedback without risk as we design a real future world. They truly offer opportunites to guide the emergence of an entirely new operating system for humanity in fun, collaborative, creative ways.
Chrysalis as Incubator
We’ll employ the DesignShop process and method for eliciting group genius that has been successfully tested in corporate, governmental and community venues for more than three decades all over the world! ‘Chrysalis’—based on our metaphor of fat consumer caterpillars’ metamorphosis into butterflies that live lightly on Earth—is Tomorrow Makers’ name for a DesignShop, specifically intended to co-create a wide variety of New OS games to be played everywhere from local communities and schools to massive online platforms.
We the People
This is not the work of government, corporations, or institutions. It is for we the people who now have the tools, the education, the visions, and a meshwork of knowledge, and spirit to design a system from the ground up. There are millions of individuals and thousands of groups and initiatives now underway created by people seeing and knowing there are better ways to live, work, and play together. We know it is possible to live with Earth, to cherish her, restore her while living with a new appreciation of abundance and gratitude for all. The Tomorrow Makers game will help us all find our next steps through new ways of seeing, understanding , and practicing the art of creation that quickens our human spirit and awakens the epic capacities within each of us.
The Time is Now…
How We Work
Tomorrow Makers is a community, movement, and a series of engaging annual experiences called Chrysalis: a safe space where defectors from the current operating system can come together for 5 days to tackle the biggest single challenge we can think of: imagineering an entirely new operating system for humanity. Our collective desire is to attract individuals around the world with the same yearning for systemic change, allow them to find each other and come together in ways not previously possible, using a methodology proven over almost 30 years called DesignShopping. Each event sparks Group Genius. Group Genius is something which cannot adequately be defined in scientific terms, but it emerges at that magical moment in time during a semi-structured group activity when participants experience the phenomenon of flow, of simultaneous realizations. That moment opens new possibilities and different ways of seeing things, and there’s no going back for the group. A higher order of thought brings new objectives and new possibilities not seen before.
Each Chrysalis event ends with a fresh strategy, process, approach, realization or “adjacent possible.” These outputs are then fed into the next design iteration of our game. Learn more about Chrysalis or discover the history of DesignShops.
Reflecting on the metamorphosis that a caterpillar undergoes within the safety of a chrysalis, these individuals are like the imaginal cells which exist in the caterpillar but are only awakened when the time is right for the transition. That time is now.
Our first event—scheduled for April 2019 in Turin, Italy—will bring together 100 curated creators, thinkers and doers, across a range of disciplines, ages and cultures to play together. Outputs from each Chrysalis will be fed back into a grand, global infinite game, the playing of which will prepare humanity for a new human operating system. Our experiences with clients such as the World Economic Forum, the Foresight Institute for Nanotechnology, and the Cure for Brain Cancer Foundation give us confidence in claiming that gaming can and will go well beyond anything we can possibly imagine.
If you’re a gamer, activist, technologist, philanthropist, or simply curious, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.
We’re collectively building a planetary-scale infinite game, inspired by—but reaching far beyond—Buckminster Fuller’s World Game. The game is the tool by which we socially engineer a new culture, one based on the principles of Nature's healthy living economies.
We are coming to know the wonder and beauty and hard-earned lessons of our partner, Earth. Our mutual learning and doing process will result in a game open to all ages and all cultures. The highly engaging game—played online and offline, in groups and alone—shifts mindsets and reframes the art of the possible for “we the People.”
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