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Future Skills

Translated by Owen F. Witesman

What will humanity look like in twenty years . . . in fifty? Which skills should we be cultivating in an age of ceaseless technological progress?

Finnish inventor, composer, and futurist Perttu Pölönen argues that the next revolution is a human revolution. To counterbalance the world we digitalized, we need to develop creativity, perseverance, compassion, and curiosity—those same soft skills that give our lives meaning and set us apart from machines. What can we get from you that we can’t get from Google?

Join Pölönen as he takes a practical, personal look at our ever-changing technological landscape while investigating our ability to respond, adapt, and evolve as a society. In the end, his curriculum for the future will empower you to use your uniquely human skills to master a decidedly uncertain future. 

Perttu Pölönen is an inventor, author and composer who is fluent in English. He has won the EU’s biggest science competition for youth and studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. The MIT Tech Review has named him as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe. In 2019 he delivered 192 keynotes in 8 countries, wrote/published a book, and wrote 10+ columns for various magazines. Clients include IBM, NOKIA, Dell, H&M, Tata Consulting Services, KPMG, Accenture, Finnish Government, DB Schenker, Pfizer and others.

  • Publisher: Viva Editions (September 14, 2021)
  • Length: 216 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781632281319