Purpose of this Document

We want to set the scene for a series of inspired conversations to both understand and shape the future. Yogi Berra, the great baseball player, once said that "the future isn't what it used to be!" He was right. In this paper we want to propose some of the challenges that will shape this new future.

This paper is not a definitive statement. It is a provocative one. A prompt. We invite you to build upon and challenge it, right here. And to join our online dialogue at fireside.rebase.camp (opening by 10 October). When we gather at the basecamp in Toronto on 14th November, these issues and debates will supply the context for our thinking and doing with one another. (Details at rebase.camp.)

We wish to stimulate a powerful, focused conversation amongst us all, about all of our futures. The ten challenges that we sketch here are glaring realities that serious visions of our common future must confront.