Sometimes science fiction becomes reality, faster than anybody ever imagined. In tech development, prototyping is a natural part of each development process. Often social developments have to follow technical innovations. In worst case then the possibilities of choice are limited.
Time for some new social space agency! How can we imagine new ways of living together as lovers, friends, families, companies and societies? More important: How can we swap imagining for MAKING and let our possible futures come alive so we can EXPERIENCE them?
This is a talk about social fiction prototyping: a way to design playable situations for real people. A way to create a ruleset that lets people experience the consequences of possible future developments. A way to test, to fail, to iterate, to learn. And maybe in a possible future, those play informed results might feed in the tech departments and also shape what is developed (and how). Social fiction prototyping might also help to inform politicians. Not only to understand what is going on in this vast „Neuland“ infused world, but also to enable them to evolve normative guidelines and regulations.