James Wallman is a noteworthy trend forecaster and futurist, esteemed journalist, keynote speaker and activist, as well as the author of the groundbreaking book Stuffocation: Why We’ve Had Enough with Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever, which has been described as the intersection of “The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, but with a huge idea at its heart” by the Sunday Times. James has shared his thoughts and forecasts on NPR, BBC, ABC in Australia, and MSNBC, and his writings have been featured in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Time, The Economist, and Wired. He was formerly editor of leading trend consultancy The Future Laboratory’s forecasting publication, and wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine. Recently, James founded The Future is Here, a think tank for a better world.

In This Episode:

10:30 What blew James’ mind about the most recent climate accords in Paris
11:00 Why we have to become a “carbon sink”
16:15 Why the move from consumerism to experimentalism isn’t about a specific generation
17:15 How urban living and social media impact the way we express ourselves
20:35 The precise moment in Jamess life when he made the shift toward experimentalism
28:00 How to get people to change
29:34 Alice Marwick
31.49 The 3 problems of hoarding
33:30 Having too much stuff can lead to psychological issues, higher risk of mortality
38:40 Introducing the experience revolution
39:48 How resilience fits into a good education
41:40 The future of gender equality and how we can adapt and thrive

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