Draw, Imagine, and Resolve the World's Demographic Dilemmas
People Power is a captivating game where you will witness population decline and shifting demographics as you navigate challenges and make strategic decisions.
Engage in immersive gameplay to shape the future in this thought-provoking experience.
WE HAVE HISTORICALLY LIVED IN A WORLD WHERE THE AVERAGE POPULATION WAS YOUNG. THIS IS ABOUT TO REVERSE ITSELF.
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The biggest factors impacting population levels was disease. 2/5 of children born would die, and people lived hard and short lives.
Thanks to the industrial & agricultural revolutions people were having more children living longer.
Population growth in much of the developed and urbanised world ceased.
Now the developing world is catching up with decreasing fertility rates and rising life expectancy.
The UN as recently as 2019 has predicted that population would rise to 11 billion. However, if fertility rates continue to decline, this will be wildly inaccurate...
Why a game?
The creation of a game serves as a powerful tool to address the critical need for intergenerational connection and understanding. It offers a safe and inclusive space where different generations can come together. By incorporating gamification into this endeavor, we tap into its inherent ability to engage and inspire collaboration. The game serves as a catalyst for meaningful conversations and dialogue, allowing each generation to express their perspectives, concerns, and aspirations. Through this interactive and enjoyable experience, we facilitate the exploration of emerging opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, ensuring that all voices are heard and valued.
The game acts as a bridge, fostering empathy, mutual respect, and a deeper understanding between generations. It provides a platform where the wisdom of the past can inform the present, while collectively envisioning a future that addresses the needs and aspirations of every individual. The power of gamification unlocks the potential for innovative solutions and collaborative action, paving the way for a better and more inclusive future for all.
Siddhi Patil is a design researcher based in Pune, India, focusing on futures and foresight. She is an NGFP fellow from the cohort of 2022 and is passionate about exploring the intersection of design and technology, particularly in creating products that have a positive impact on society. Her expertise in social impact, design, and futures and foresight allows her to co-create plausible futures that reflect the desires and needs of the communities she works with.
FOUNDER & PROJECT LEAD
Adam, an acclaimed futurist, youth engagement expert, and group process facilitator, has provided educational programs to hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout Asia and Europe. His research which centers primarily on participatory foresight experiments and meaningful youth engagement has been widely published. He is the lead convener for the NGFP Intergenerational Fairness Hub, and a consultant at UNICEF. He won the NGFP IGF award with the initial idea for People Power.