SMART VILLAGE

OUR PURPOSE

We live in an era of compunding crises. Economic crisis, meaning crisis, climate crisis, health crisis, pandemic.

To survive and thrive in this century, we have to deeply adapt to the changing world. We have to redesign our systems not to be merely sustainable (maintaininng things or not doing further harm), but to actually be regenerative (returning living systems to health and full capacity).

Future Thinkers Smart Village is a vision for a regenerative living lab and education center to be built in the beautiful Wells Gray country, BC, Canada.

Our living lab will work to prototypes in the areas of natural building, permaculture and food production, health & wellness, regenerative business and economy, decentralized technology, community organization, new forms of governance, and whole systems design.

Our aim is to create processes and templates that other communities can use to regenerate the health of the bioregional ecosystem, the local communities, and the people living in them.

We anticipate it will take 10+ years to bring this vision into reality. Follow our podcast and join our community to get the latest project updates.

The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.

– Gregory Bateson

DESIGNING WITH BIOMIMICRY PRINCIPLES

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  • Nature is resilient to disturbances, decentralized, redundant, diverse, and self-healing.
  • Nature uses only the energy it needs and relies on freely available energy.
  • Nature builds using abundant resources, using few rare resources.
  • Nature recycles all materials and creates no waste.
  • Nature tends to optimize rather than maximize.
  • Nature uses chemistry and materials that are safe for living beings.
  • Nature uses shape to determine functionality.
  • Nature runs on information and monitors its environment.
  • Nature is locally attuned and responsive.
  • Nature creates mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Nature scales by building from principles, using templates, and adapting to local conditions

PROJECT INTRO

THE CONCEPT

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

– Buckminster Fuller

PROGRAMS

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Programs

  • Co-Working, Co-Living & Co-Creating
  • Workshops & Festivals
  • Hackathons & Idea Incubators
  • Personal Development Retreats
  • Outdoor & Wilderness Adventure

Subjects

  • Social & Technological Innovation
  • Building Communities of The Future
  • Permaculture & Ecology
  • Natural Building
  • Meditation & Personal Development
  • Natural Health & Wellness

Who Is It For?

  • Entrepreneurs & Change-Makers
  • Tech Innovators & Remote Workers
  • Educators, Researchers, and Facilitators
  • Artists & Makers
  • (r)Evolutionary Families

Unique Advantages

  • Established Audience at Future Thinkers
  • Existing Programs at FutureThinkers.org/Members

HIGHLIGHTS

RV PARKING

RV PARKING

Wake up to the sounds of the rumbling creek and bridsong. Pitch a tent or roll up in an RV. Ideal for events and short stays.

NATURAL BUILDINGS

NATURAL BUILDINGS

Unique, eco-friendly, and beautiful living environments designed for health and functionality.

PERMACULTURE FARM

PERMACULTURE FARM

Eat organic, home-grown food produced on the farm. You can enjoy working in the garden & grow something yourself.

WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

Events on resilience & sovereignty, innovation, personal development, natural health, permaculture & more.

WILDERNESS & OUTDOORS

WILDERNESS & OUTDOORS

Hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, rafting, cross-country skiing & 40 waterfalls. Wells Gray Provincial Part is at your doorstep. 

CO-WORKING

CO-WORKING

Working online is easy with our high-speed Internet connections, cozy co-working environments, and private meeting rooms. 

MULTIMEDIA STUDIO

A/V STUDIO

Record a podcast, make music, film a youtube video; do it all from the on-site audio / video studio.

MAKER SPACE

MAKER SPACE

Woodworking, metal working, 3d printing & fabrication, all the tools for arts and media creation. Take action at any moment of inspiration. 

EVENT VENUE

WEDDING & EVENT VENUE

Have your dream wedding or event in a unique & private location with high end cabins & domes, surrounded by gorgeous nature.

GYM

GYM

All the equipment you need for working out & crossfit. Barbells, rings, chin up bars, battle ropes, sleds, kettle bells, and more…

POOL, SPA, SAUNA & FLOAT

POOL, SPA, SAUNA & FLOAT

Unwind in the community pool, relax in the spa & sauna, or meditate in the isolation float tanks.

YOGA, MEDITATION & DANCE

YOGA & MEDITATION SPACE

Enjoy our yoga, meditation, and dance space – by yourself or as part of a workshop. Sometimes there is live music, too!

WHO ARE WE?

Future Thinkers is:

  • A long-running podcast about the evolution of society, technology, and consciousness, est. 2013.
  • An online community for people to connect and make change in the world.
  • A school for growing resilience, cognitive sovereignty, social & tech innovation, and Earth regeneration.
  • A platform for building smart villages.
  • Founded by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, two complex systems thinkers, entrepreneurs, designers, speakers, educators, and parents.

CAMPAIGN PROGRESS

$2,000,000

FUNDING GOAL

$1,170,000

FINANCED

$830,000

RAISED

INITIAL FUNDING GOAL REACHED

We’ve reached our initial funding goal for the land purchase. Anything we raise in addition to that will be used for development of the Smart Village and the accompanying digital ecosystem.

We’re fundraising using NFTs, which will be used at the village for everything from access keys, accommodations, event tickets, memberships, tokens for planting trees, collectible digital art with surprises, and much more.

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