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FORWARD PLANNING: Philosopher Roman Krznaric

FORWARD PLANNING: Philosopher Roman Krznaric

FORWARD PLANNING: Philosopher Roman Krznaric

Close your eyes and imagine someone from a younger generation who you really care about. Now imagine them 30 years in the future. Then imagine it's their 90th birthday. They are surrounded by family and friends, ready to give their birthday speech. With a glass in hand, they look over and see a photo of you, their departed ancestor. They decide to tell the room what they learned from you.

When philosopher Roman Krznaric imagined his 11-year-old daughter, he says "it shook me up".

"I realised she might have kids or grandkids who could live well into the 22nd century, and we are only two steps away from that."