How can we create the future that you choose?
Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. In the pages of this book, over two hundred people reveal their vision of the world they want to live in and the ways in which we can think, act and vote to create it. Beautifully illustrated, this is a personal, political exploration of what we value, and how we can live these values in our daily life.
This book is an invitation to you, wherever in the world you are, to imagine the future of your choice and inspire us to build it with you. Our global future should be created by all of us, together. The Future We Choose is the start of a new conversation for making that happen.
“It is rare that someone writes a book with passion where the effort is aimed not at knowing the answers but understanding the question. We live in a world that has fractured intimacies yet ever growing digital closeness where ideas about how we want to live are undermined by notions of wealth, consumption and the measurability of happiness. Don Quixote would have wept. This marvellous book is at once a challenge for us to try to describe the sunny uplands we wish to reach as well as being a plea for a plurality in that vision. The joy to me is that shining through it all is a series of reference points called kindness, generosity and courtesy. These are the planks most of us want to stand on as we set out on this journey. I feel a new form of democracy stirring and it is exciting and vital. Go make a difference I say. Read this book and start now.” Tim Smit, The Eden Project
“Imagination is the most precious currency we have. This anthology is a priceless, awe-inspiring companion in a time for new dreams.” Jonathan Robinson, Founder of The Hub
‘An idea that could send a transforming fire to the future.’ Ben Okri, Author & Poet
“It makes me hopeful of stepping into tomorrow.” Samir Doshi, The University of Vermont
“At the vanguard of re-imagining how we can participate in creating the future we choose, this book charts the beginnings of a collaborative revolution in politics.” Tamsin Omond, Lush and Climate Rush
“What keeps us trapped by the mistakes of the past? Often it is the inability to imagine the world being truly different, a lack of example or inspiration to follow, or simply not believing that we can make a difference. The Future We Choose from Think Act Vote has a cure for each of these ills.” Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation
“Drawing on a cleverly conceived, beautifully executed project, The Future We Choose offers a critical challenge on the current state of politics and the world in general.” Tessy Britton, Social Spaces
“We’re told all the time that society has never been more apathetic; that rich, poor, young and old have given up on changing the world in which they live. This book and the wisdom it contains show why that’s not true. The future we choose is a future we must fight for. By inspiring each other, we make it all the easier.” Will Straw, IPPR
“In the pages of this book lurk some wickedly positive futures that would leave a world fit for our future generations.” Halina Ward, Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development
“The Future We Choose makes it clear that we can all make a huge difference, and also shows that huge numbers of people – well known and not so well known – are actively trying to make the world a better place.” John-Paul Flintoff, author of How To Change The World
“I warmly welcome this imaginative attempt to engage more of us in politics in the broadest sense.” Carole Stone, Author and Broadcaster