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 EMPOWERING THE HUMANS OF THE FUTURE

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Marc will take your participants to new places and perspectives.

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When they want their audiences to SEE BEYOND!

Your audience will:

  • Be Inspired.
  • Get new persectives and ideas.
  • Leave “buzzing.”
  • Go in new directions.
  • Want more.

Marc’s mission, is to help audiences extend their minds and vision past what they can see today, to See BEYOND to something better. Marc shows audiences not just the new whiz-bang technologies, but the new possibilities those technologies are unleashing that many don’t yet see.  The mission also includes changing people’s perspectives on their own kids. See the TWO BILLION KIDS PROJECT.

Popular BEYOND… Keynotes

Empowerment Keynote:

EMPOWERING THE HUMANS OF THE FUTURE  – 

VISION + HOPE

for a tech-filled, AI world

Today, people try to “learn” and strive to “achieve.” The future is BECOMING EMPOWERED TO GET THINGS DONE. This new empowerment comes from a combination of:

  • NEW BELIEFS
  • ACCOMPLISHMENT
  • UNIQUENESS
  • SYMBIOSIS

BECOMING EMPOWERED allows people not just to understand their world, but to IMPROVE it.  Through changing attitudes, evolving technologies and an increasing ability of the young to see and accept new visions of what is possible, the world is moving towards empowerment.

This inspiring talk—aimed at parents, educators, workers and politicians—is about SEEING BEYOND to a new and better world . Marc shows both why it’s important to go there and how to get there more quickly.

Beliefs Keynote:

CHANGING BELIEFS  –

Why the BELIEFS DIVIDE is more important than the DIGITAL DIVIDE

for a tech-filled, AI world

Our beliefs are embedded deep within our minds, determining our actions—often unconsciously. 

Today’s kids often have different beliefs from those of their Pre-Intenet parents and teachers on important topics ranging from technology to privacy, property, personal relationships, sexuality, race, security, power, kids, work and jobs, empathy, violence and abuse, God and religion, justice and injustice, money love, government, and even time and space.

Carol Dweck has demonstrated the power that changing one’s mindset can have on behavior.

It is now time, says Prensky, for all of us to SEE BEYOND our own 20th c. beliefs—such as viewing kids as powerless and incapable of real-world accomplishment—that hold our kids back on their journey to the connected world of the future. He shows both why this is key and how to do it.

Education Keynote:

SEEING BEYONDEDUCATION”  TO EMPOWERMENT AND ACCOMPLISHMENT

What kids need in a tech-filled, AI world

As world moves quickly into a new, tech-filled, AI world, we need to SEE BEYOND “education” – an artifact left over from the 20th century – to EMPOWERING our kids, merging the “academics” that now dominate our schools, with the older “accomplishment tradition” in our businesses.

Our NEW END AND GOAL needs to be bettering not just individuals, but their world.

A new BEYOND-EDUCATION-TO-EMPOWERMENT paradigm is appearing,. Marc shows both why it’s important for tomorrow’s kids and world, and how to get there more quickly.

Future of Work Keynote:

SEEING BEYOND “JOBS” -TO THE PROJECTS OF THE FUTURE

Changing work in a tech-filled, AI world

The nature of work is changing as we move into our tech-filled, AI future.  While one can look at “the future of work” from many perspectives, the most fruitful, says Prensky, is to see BEYOND “jobs” that people get and hold, as they do today, to projects that people do and move on.  As in the movie-making business, people of different skills come together for  each project (movie, TV show) staying together only as long as the project lasts.

Now more and more fields-are moving to this project—not job— organization. “We don’t do job descriptions any more, we do project descriptions,” says an HR executive at IBM. This means you need a specialty that can enhance any team,  to be continually increasing your skill at that specialty, and moving fluidly between projects at different companies rather than climbing a hierarchical ladder of job promotions in any single one.  

Everyone who now works in a so-called “permanent” job needs to know about, and prepare for, this new version of “work.”

Technology Keynote:

SEEING BEYOND TOOLS – TO “SYMBIOTIC HUMAN HYBRIDS”

Changing life strategies for a tech-filled, AI world

Many think that we remain the same people as technology develops, just with more powerful tools. Marc goes BEYOND this thinking to seeing and describing our kids as becoming “Symbiotic Hybrids” with the technologies we have created, giving us, essentially, new, helpful body parts that we need to learn to use well and wisely. 

The reason our kids won’t give up their phones is not “addiction,” but “a new symbiosis,”

Generational Change Keynote:

SEEING BEYOND THE “LAST PRE-INTERNET GENERATION” TO THE CONNECTED GENERATIONS OF THE FUTURE 

Changing beliefs and attitudes in a Tech-filled, AI world

We are going BEYOND the terms “digital natives” and “digital immigrants” that Marc coined two decades ago to massive generational change in attitudes and beliefs. Attitudes and beliefs are changing radically between the generations with regard to Technology, Privacy, Property, Personal Relationships, Security, Sexuality, Power, Kids, Violence, God, Justice, Money, Love, Government, and even Time and Space.

We are in a major transition from the beliefs and attitudes of the world’s “Last pre-Internet Generation,” raised in the 20th century, and the “First Internet Generation,” raised entirely in the 21st.

Upcoming BEYOND… Keynotes

Marc has given keynotes in over 40 countries and most US states, including, Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Scotland, Sharjah, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, England, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Wales.
 Sep. 2020.
Chile: Latin America Summit
Virtual
 Sep. 2020.
Turkey: Academic Conference
Virtual
 Nov. 2020.
Australia: eduTECH
Live
 Dec. 2020.
Brazil: Course Recordings
Live
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