“TIME TRAVEL NARRATIVE TECHNOLOGY”
Updated: May 6, 2020
Reposted form TILT: The Institute for Love and Time
A strong future orientation, or habitually planning for a positive future, is strongly associated with positive career, education, and health outcomes. Unfortunately, there is a future-orientation gap. Folks who have experienced poverty, trauma, addiction, abuse and/or incarceration are likely to have weaker future orientations compared to others.
We know that future orientation can be improved via narrative approaches that help people weave the present moment into their hopes and goals for the future, and that support people in feeling connected to a successful and wise future version of themselves. Research suggests that health and wellbeing improves as an apparent result of what has been called “time travel narrative” approaches. However, one-on-one or group therapy interventions are difficult to scale.
Our team is asking the question, “Can scalable time travel narrative technology improve future orientation for those who need it most?”
Read more here.
c/o our friend Julia Mossbridge
See Rasheedah Phillips's talk on a similar topic in our Black Quantum Futurism post.
Further reading recommend by Mossbridge: The Psychology of Thinking about the Future.