We live multiple lives that overlap between the physical & digital all without blinking an eye while merging with an element of permanence.
The individual has the mind power to control the length, intensity and purpose of each simultaneously. In theory we can not do anything full time as we have so many processes that change based on the reactions of others.
Humans also can’t live on this earth forever, we ourselves have a countdown clock. So we are part-time elements living multiple part-time lives, working multiple part-time jobs across multiple part-time universes (physical + digital + the unknown)
We have a responsibility to protect and design a future for the next generation that improves their lives not shortens it. We need to put the importance back on design, as design is a core element of our lives.
Design has informed how we behave, how we communicate, interact, how we travel, how we live. But with great power also comes negative impact, when a tool of such greatness is attached to laziness, greed and short sighted thinking we can find ourselves with a dying planet designed into destruction.
With that in mind as designers we have an incredible amount of say in what happens next.