Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
Many people today don’t realise that we live in a world where science fiction is already literally science fact, so here’s the proof …
Firstly, thank you to Deborah and Jen for inviting me to join The Mentor Project, a US based 501-C charity that brings together experts across a range of fields, from astronauts and neuroscientists, through to engineers and futurists, who believe in the value of mentorship and passing the torch of knowledge, information, innovation, culture, values and inspiration to the next generation of students all around the world. And it’s a cause that, as many of you already know, I fully support having founding two philanthropic organisations, the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, which aim to bring people together to help solve the world’s greatest challenges, eliminate and reduce inequality, and ensure that the future and all its benefits are shared equally and are accessible to everyone – irrespective of their abilities, background, or location.
During the presentation, titled “Proof we are already living in an amazing Sci-Fi world,” I revealed our world’s parallel universe – one that so few of us see where science fact is already stranger than science fiction.
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I showed the audience how today we’re already making the impossible possible with breakthrough after breakthrough, from the development of the world’s first molecular assemblers right through to the development of a new breed of Creative Machines that, one day, will exceed humanities flair for creativity and innovation, and much more … So, with all that said, I hope you enjoy the presentation, and as always drop me a line with your comments and don’t forget to join our awesome XPotential Community.