“We are at an important evolutionary turning point in the history of our species. More than just a technological Singularity, we need a shift in perspective, and we need to harness the power of the human imagination.”
Benjamin J Butler
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Benjamin J Butler is a Futurist, Writer, Speaker and Coach. He is Founder of the Emerging Future Institute, a writer at Intelligent HQ and a member of the faculty of Futur/io, the European Institute of Exponential Technologies & Desirable Futures, dividing his time between Hong Kong, South Korea, the UK and the USA. He is fluent in Japanese and has worked extensively across Asia.
He is known for his ability to forecast cycles or paradigm shifts in financial markets, society, technology and geo-politics; and has been a trusted sounding board and advisor for many leaders, investors, companies and financial institutions. He leverages off a unique array of international experiences and roles including fund manager, stockbroker, venture capitalist, and innovation consultant, seeing himself as an observer of human behaviour and decision-making.
One of Benjamin’s recent passions has been the pursuit of the Holy Grail of creativity and the imagination . In addition to a period of investing in Silicon Valley, he spent a number of years travelling around the world meeting visionaries, entrepreneurs, creatives, martial artists, and even Zen Masters and the Dalai Lama’s Oracles (!), with the goal of discerning states of mind that lead to insight. He believes that the harnessing of collective intelligence will result in a new form of Enlightenment.
He has given keynote talks at international conferences such as the World Knowledge Forum, MIPIM, the Asia Pacific Financial Forum and most recently the Chinese government on the future of finance at the Tianfu Financial Forum.
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“What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife… Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment…”