1. Influencing the future
What kind of future do you want to live in?
Your individual answer to this question likely depends on your own personality traits and deeply held values. But how much can we actually influence the future we get?
Tomorrow's World and BBC Taster have created an interactive experience to help you discover your own values system and then visit a possible vision of the future based on your values.
2. Calculate your values
The ways we express ourselves are influenced by the things we believe are important - our values. But what do your values look like?
Whether we identify as conservative or open to change, or whether we have a social focus or a personal focus, these traits affect not only our present world, but also what direction we would like to see it go in.
The values calculator is an interactive test designed to help visualise your values, based on your answers to a series of set questions.
This calculator uses psychological research to map out and explain the guiding principles that make up your personal values. It assesses your strength of belief in certain 'guiding principles for life'. The various strengths make up your 'value profile' which is visualised and compared to others.
The calculator was created in collaboration with Professor Sander Van Der Linden at the University of Cambridge.
3. Journey into your future
Once you have taken the test to discover your values, it's now time to immerse yourself in the future.
Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Tomorrow's World has created an immersive storytelling experience that puts you in the passenger's seat of a “What if?” future - "A Short Ride in an Intelligent Machine".
It's the year 2035, and you are about to have a conversation with a driverless car.
The topics of conversation will relate to your personal values, painting a picture of a future based on those values.
It will take around ten minutes and works best on computer or tablet. Headphones are recommended.
4. How do we know what the future holds?
"As futurists we do not predict the future – no one can." Anne Lise Kjaer, founder and CEO of Kjaer Global says.
A leading global futurist, Anne Lise looks at current trends to find patterns to theorise what our future may be.
"We believe the future is not a destination or an object set in stone, because as people, we create the future through our values, beliefs and choices," Anne says.
These values, beliefs and choices tend to drive trends in a certain direction says Anne Lise and they generally appear in two forms - macro and micro.
"A macro trend may evolve as a result of global advances in science and technology or can appear abruptly in the wake of a significant event, such as war, financial or social disturbance," says Anne.
"Micro trends develop faster and often originate in a local region or within a specific group of people as a reaction to a macro trend."
These future scenarios portrayed in the different driverless car journeys in 'A Ride in an Intelligent Machine' are derived from these trends and different persona types (such as the ones from the Global Values Calculator).