Already as a young technophile in the 60s, he was interested in the mysteries of the future. After a career as a journalist and publicist, he became the most influential futurist in the German-speaking world. He has published some 20 books, many of which have become bestsellers. He founded Germany’s most important think tank for the future, the Zukunftsinstitut with headquarters in Frankfurt and Vienna.
He stands for a futurology that does not chase after every fear or technology hype, but looks instead at the change of consciousness. He says, ”The future arises when we look at the world from the perspective of tomorrow — and our mind feels the connections between the present and the future!”
A passionate European, he commutes between London, Frankfurt and Vienna, where he has lived with his family since 2010, in the “Future Evolution House”.
Science meets creativity: Futurologist Matthias Horx in conversation with artist Alice Bucknell (USA/UK) about what can and must come in the future, so that we can live in a reasonably intact, peaceful and just world. Which scenarios seem likely, and who can even afford a future in the light of current developments?