This question, and others, have been contributed by mediaX faculty and industry affiliates through interviews about priorities for the future.
mediaX invites YOU to consider these questions, refine and explore them, and – importantly – share what you’re working on to create a better future for all. We can do more together than any can do alone, so join the mediaXstanford LinkedIn community to identify critical issues (and solutions) for the future.
Question: Empowerment Through Institutions
How might corporations, universities and organizations develop structures, technologies, and decision pathways to productively empower people to make progress towards resolving the societal challenges of today and tomorrow?
a. How can the values of human-centered perspectives be integrated into business plans, priorities beyond single and self-contained goals?
b. How can the consequences of trade-offs in value-based assumptions of socio-technical systems be clarified and balanced with broader aims?
c. How can shifts in mindsets for collective good and the awareness that human values are embedded in the design and deployment of socio-technical systems be cultivated across generations and cultures?
Questions for the Future have been enriched with results of mediaX research and programs over the past 21 years. Although mediaX programs have already initiated inquiries on some of these questions and organizations around the world are tackling one or more of them, the challenges are still considered open. These challenges are complex and concerted collaboration is needed to develop insights and implement solutions.