The Hyper Wellbeing manifesto

I believe that the computing industry is at the beginning of a fundamental shift. We have spent decades making machines perform human tasks, to liberate us from drudgery. Now our job is to humanise technology, and use it to raise our quality of life in new ways.

As such, the foundations of computing are relocating away from automation and productivity, and towards engineering wellbeing and happiness. I am pleased to share with you an extract from the first draft of the Hyper Wellbeing manifesto, written by Lee S Dryburgh. It is work in progress; the ideas are robust, even if their expression is still developing.

I am willing to stake my professional reputation on a (currently) radical forecast: this next computing revolution will eclipse those of the PC and mobile. Are you ready?

“Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structures, its key institutions – rearranges itself.” — Peter Drucker

Our “moon shot” is to facilitate human-computer symbiosis (the destination of the currently unfolding third computing revolution) towards having 51% of the world’s population flourishing by 2051.Today our best starting point is…

Take me to the Hyper Wellbeing manifesto!


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