Disruptive changes on life assurances

In an ever-changing world, human beings change their lifestyle more often as well. More flexibility is a key characteristic but also taking away some security of the known patterns and lifestyle. Changing something means taking a risk and it is unsure if it is getting better or worse! What characteristics and skills does it take to survive in a less secure World ?

Technology is making live more convenient, time efficient, provides more opportunities to communicate and constantly provides us with information. We could not imagine a world without technology, it has become a natural essence of our lifestyle and there is no way we can or want to delete it. This revolution is blurring the lines of humanity and technology. Besides all improvements and advantages, technology is also causing problems.

The diversity of choices is heaven and hell at the same time. You must have experience this dilemma yourself many times before, standing in front of the amazingly full shelfs  in the supermarket. We have more and more choices every day, may it be at the supermarket, at a store or our holiday destination. We don’t know about you but we always struggle with making the right choices, sometimes it can takes hours to make decisions and we are still in doubt afterwards.

Have you ever thought about what happens to the knowledge we learn and create now in the Future? As we all know Noah’s ark what built for animals to escape the flood and remain alive.  Today, we store books in libraries, seeds in the Svalbard vault, and art in museums. What do we do with the rest; The humankinds most valuable possessions such as inventions, ideas and part of our natural world? 

Holiday planning, you love it or you hate it. People travel all around the world which has been done for many years. You would say that humans have been everywhere already. But what if we tell you that soon you can go to a new destination, like outer space? As we all know, humans have been to space before, but therefore you must be highly trained. What about those who just want to visit space because of its beauty or for casual relaxation? In the future, this will be possible and that future is closer than you might think.

Nice to meet you! I’m proud to announce that as for today, I will be the newest addition to the WTF-fam. My name is Rosanne Schuurmans, 22 years old and I have a huge passion for humans. I am born and raised in the south of the Netherlands where I already did a study to become an interior designer. During my own design projects internationally, I discovered that I rather prefer to look at the human values and behaviour than just a pretty picture.

Do you ever find yourself in ‘the-shopping-struggle’. The dilemma between investing in the slow-fashion industry, by spending all the money you saved on one pair of jeans; or buying whatever you desire, knowing it is probably made in Bangladesh. The developing sharing economy has the solution for this dilemma: leasing clothes.