The Implicit Driver Of Resilience: The Neuroscience of Self-Renewal

Draft concept for Resilience Tech Report 2023

Technologies for achieving greater resilience have risen due to macroscopic shifts in climate change and societal disruptions that are worsening. In the inaugural #ResilienceTech Report, Maeda highlighted the industries built around how businesses, individuals, and countries meet these rising challenges. The 2022 report’s unfortunate takeaway was that despite tech developments to “predict” when and where a calamity may strike, the majority of critical events are unstoppable. As a result, the 2023 report moves inwards into the human mind and looks at how we grieve, find hope, track to recovery, and ultimately renew ourselves in the face of calamities with the latest tech and design trends in neuroscience and adaptive learning.

  1. Modern neuroscience tells us how we store and process information depends upon our emotional state, which easily triggers the “flight or fight” response.
  2. Technologies that are designed to empower our understanding of events at hand, as well as to respond quickly, ultimately depend upon our personal fortitude.
  3. We can either overcome a calamity or get overcome by it. The likelihood that we’re able to take on inevitable failures correlates to our confidence in self-renewal.

Resilience Tech Report 2022