All Hunches

A collection of hunches from a hosted event or series gathered on one page.

I wonder if... the ability to see (make space for) two sides or multiple perspectives are a new super-power. In the 21st century we have seen a rise in the popularity of authoritarian leaders. Might equanimity define the next trend in leadership?

Sharon Roerty Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... COVID is going to blow up again as we kowtow to the demands of capitalism.

Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... Creating more spaces to slow down and restore humane connections can help us tap into that compassion wifi

Sofia Kavlin Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... decentralized decision making and authority can save the restaurant and hospitality sectors.

Kathleen Menegozzi Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... the young people that our society threw into the jungle of the internet without preparing them for--or even knowing ourselves--the dangers (or the beauty) therein are the ones who have the answers for us and they will say those answers reside IRL

JLS Sep 2022

I wonder if... What kinds of hunches would be submitted from a group comprised largely of a low-income community, and how that might align / differ from this group. I wonder what that might say about our society.

Stephen C Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... There will be a pendulum shift from dominant attention on digital presence back toward IRL physical presence

Mark Beam Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... the way forward looks less like a new version of Facebook and more like a new version of the Rotary Club.

Niran Babalola Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... Strangers need to learn how to respectfully listen to each other in person with an open mind & find common ground. I think we should invite small groups of people from rural, urban & suburban areas to attend a meal with a calling question & facilitated dialogue.

Pamela Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... The co-opting of social networks by companies to promote their credentials is promoting back slapping vs driving real change.

Marie Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... There is consistent talk about infusing our technology with ‘our values’. I’m curious as to how ‘we’ determine what constitutes ‘our values’. Who is included in this determination and how do ‘we’ participate or express these values?

Stephen C Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... There will be a pendulum swing from dominant attention to digital presence back toward IRL physical presence

Mark Beam Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... The people that should be represented in developing the protocols of new tech (eg web3) are always invited in too late…. How might we ensure we don’t shift to solutions too fast

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... The common keywords used here at Unfinished are value and democracy. What does that mean to everyone? What are the common values shared?

H Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... as I gain more experience and knowledge about work, housing, or other cooperatives, the more skeptical I am of technical solutions for governance. And the more I believe that what we need are cultural solutions.

Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... “phone-free” concerts provide a better experience and a bigger opportunity for concert-goers to engage. Real connection happens we disconnect from our mobile devices.

Jackie Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... We talk about “moving at the “speed of trust” and definitions of “belonging” are fundamental to that

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I wonder if... there’s a way to encourage friendly, respectful, and open disagreement in contexts like this conference where there are so many points of view.

Han W Sep 2022

I wonder if... We keep using the terminology: ‘democratization’, that we may alienate technologists in our society with differing principles that will be critical to our common goal

Michael Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... there will be more places (like some high end restaurants) that will restrict (physically or technologically) access to devices.

Bruce Haden Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... Slowness is more important than speed

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... restorative justice circle training would be valuable if we could make it more available.

Aviva Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... people don't need more ways to vote to be happier, they need more agency so they can get what they want without a vote.

Niran Babalola Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... Context is more important than content

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I wonder if... The polarization of political ideals was detrimental to the initial community Covid created

Marie Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... We’re on a breakthrough and people here are really going to impact positive change

AO Sep 2022

I'm noticing that... online digital communities seem to be higher stakes ($!) than in the past

ji Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... While we are all here together sharing great visionary ideas and thoughts about the possible future, that we don’t have enough of the ‘doers’ here that we need to create a sense of urgency into.

Michael Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... All our answers to tech infrastructure are based in nature and first peoples’ wisdom

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... If I told people that do not work in tech or public policy that social media/big tech is leading to the potential collapse of democracy, they would feel confused/think that sounds dramatic

Mackenzie Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... a generation raised with and in the metaverse will be resistant to enter the real, natural world, and will desperately need to connect with nature.

Wendy Hanamura Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... France will go out in the first round of the World Cup.

Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... Using blockchain technology to store health records would increase health equity and health autonomy.

heather finney Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... We’ll miss the obvious learning/hearing from real history and the obvious value of creating alternative currents

Richard Kelly Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... There is a little dao community that can be realized and expressed with any larger group list (of friends & allies) in such as discord, WhatsApp, telegram, and signal. Make it really simple to co-fund support for the group’s deeper connection, support, resilience

Scott Vineberg Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... A persons social graph could have tremendous power to help them confront themselves, reflect and grow by provide insights into their own behavior.

Harry F Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... Sports and technology will transform the world

Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... our big problem in the future (and maybe even now) is over-technologization. We’re losing the forest for the trees

Kristina Cordero Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... If we don’t put the necessary guardrails on big tech and hold them accountable, we’re gonna be D-O-O-M-E-D.

JK Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... people need optimistic stories more than ever

Karina Alexanyan Sep 2022

I wonder if... humans can remember the advantages of being human.

Jennifer Ifil-Ryan Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... In the future, many technologies we rely on will continue to be broken, in need of maintenance, or in disrepair, with no one accepting responsibility.

Barry Threw Sep 2022

I wonder if... DEI work will be successful is if companies 1) pay people to join the committee, and have that committee be vetted the way you'd evaluate people for a job, 2) make that committee service paid, 3) offer merit recognition, 4) have $$ for the committee to fund projects.

Farai Chideya Sep 2022

I wonder if... there will be long term mental health effects from pandemic for people now ages around 10-20ish for decades to come, and how those will be manifested.

Nancy Watzman Sep 2022

I have a feeling that... this hunch is a worry -- that the great focus on issues of equity will be replaced, over time, by other issues like climate change, sustainability, and others.

Barry Dornfeld Sep 2022

I have a hunch that... if hospital employees had Silicon Valley-style benefits - free food, gyms, beautiful workspaces - patient outcomes would improve dramatically.

Jenny Jensen Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... if restaurants provided dental floss in their restrooms, many people could floss their food bits in a timely manner, to help prevent dental decay.

Lauren Bursell Aug 2022

I wonder if... Providing more access to mental health professionals at my kids' school would affect my own mental health in a positive way.

Meghan Aug 2022

I wonder if... we will start retiring some national holidays as we add others?

Lori M Aug 2022

I have a hunch that... hydrocolloid patches will be the treatment for monkeypox, and that there will be a shortage.

Mindy McKinley Aug 2022

I have a hunch that... the narratives and perceptions we have about the world are more impactful than reality

Scott Aug 2022

I have a hunch that... inflation was indeed transitory

Pierre Aug 2022

I'm noticing that... kids do better in school when it doesn't start too early in the morning. No class should begin before 9am!

Martin Peck Aug 2022

I have a hunch that... the more reliant on social media we as a society have become, the more mentally unhealthy we will be. With everything and everyone at an arms length, it's easy to be exposed to trauma, as well as doubt your own sense of reality and self worth.

Rachel Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... we don't need the majority of the things we own.

Ahmed Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... effective altruism assumes too much about the future, and the best investment in humanity is better education for all earth humans.

Martin Peck Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... having internal combustion cars alongside humans will one day feel like smoking. Why did we ever do that?

Scott Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... a (large) segment of progressive funders are merely becoming more adept at the language of justice and equity without actually practicing justice and equity.

Aug 2022

I wonder if... dogs have four legs or two arms and two legs

Megan Aug 2022

I have a feeling that... the gender category we currently refer to as women will be marginalized even further than it currently is with the “help” of womyn.

MRC Jul 2022

I wonder if... virtual reality could give someone acquire "lived experience" artificially.

Lori M Jul 2022

I have a feeling that... the whole world should take August off completely to get their brains back in order

Jessica Clark Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... as global heating increases, city zoning bylaws will shift from emphasizing access to sunlight to emphasizing access to shade.

Bruce Haden Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... if we didn’t have problems in the world there would be almost no formal jobs, rather roles (eg. “Researcher,” “farmer”).

Jenna Sherman Jul 2022

I have a feeling that... We’re only hitting the tip of the iceberg with epigenetics right now

Jenna Sherman Jul 2022

I'm noticing that... I want fewer electronic reminders in my life

Jessica Clark Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... Things aren’t actually so much worse in the world but there are more chronic problems (eg climate change) plus the internet that makes our situation feel worse

Jenna Sherman Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... the metaverse will be another world where the same inequities that shape our current world will be replicated.

Maya Rockeymoore Ph.D. Jul 2022

I wonder if... more people are interested in space and sci-fi than ever now because of the woes of the realities we live in

Jenna Sherman Jul 2022

I have a feeling that... more stylish and lightweight forms of portable, modular shading structures will become commonplace as temperatures continue to soar...not just umbrellas or hats but pop-up huts, riggable canvas sails with pulleys, etc.

Jessica Clark Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... Puberty starting earlier in kids is about chemicals

Jenna Sherman Jul 2022

I'm noticing that... organizations I work with are moving to a four day work week. Some are giving everyone Fridays off, others are letting the employee pick the day.

lori melichar Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... dogs and cats are actually at least as smart as 7 or 8 year old humans, but they just don't get the schooling and don't have the speech or writing abilities to express it.

Becky Jul 2022

I have a hunch that... we should be teaching kids coding fundamentals when we teach them colors and shapes. A kid that can code becomes an adult that can pull themselves out of poverty.

Carrie Jul 2022

I have a feeling that... More and more corporations are causing destruction of the natural world and cultivate protected environments for their own employees thus incentivizing more people to join them to cause more destruction

Chandu Jul 2022

I have a feeling that... If we found a city/town--in the US--willing to fully ban cars there would be tons of people who would want to live there. I want to live somewhere car-free. I want to walk, bike, ebike, or tram. I want to visit the grocery on a whim. I would move there asap. I just need a place!

Jul 2022

I'm noticing that... living a clutter free life is a luxury.

Lori M Jun 2022

I have a feeling that... House calls will be the cornerstone of future medicine. Focus on preventative care and staying home rather than patching up sick people at a hospital/institution.

Laura DesEnfants Jun 2022

I have a feeling that... the Great Resignation will impact how Gen Z / Alpha thinks about work

Nicole Jun 2022

I wonder if... Beyonce's new song will inspire more people to quit their jobs

Brittany Jun 2022

I wonder if... young people who negotiated relationships broadly in social media during pandemic will have better social skills IRL as adults than those that didn't.

JLS Jun 2022

I'm noticing that... less young people want to have kids. The lack of support structures and current conditions (mass shootings, climate change, rollback on LGBTQ+ protections) make it difficult to bring a child into the world.

anon Jun 2022

I wonder if... WHAT is the next shortage (like baby formula) that we need to prepare for. I won’t post my hunch because I don’t want folks to hoard it!

Lori M Jun 2022

I wonder if... there exists a non profit bank

Lori M Jun 2022

I'm noticing that... in healthcare there are not many benefits for employee wellness after a person quits working for an organization. I’m worried about the healthcare workers that were so burned out that they no longer could work. I wonder if they are able to get help when they need it.

Jun 2022

I have a feeling that... things in general are going to be very similar to pre-pandemic in most areas in two or three years from now

Hunchback Jun 2022

I wonder if... kids who were adolescents during their early part of the pandemic will grow up to be taller, because they got more sleep than other cohorts of kids for 6 to 12 months.

John Bravenec Jun 2022

I have a feeling that... toxic masculinity is directly caused by artificially raised testosterone levels in males using unregulated supplements.

Jon Craven May 2022

I'm noticing that... most people calling for an end to remote work have a financial interest in people being in expensive office buildings, and can't come up with reasons to return to office that pass a smell test.

May 2022

I have a feeling that... the collective grief that we are processing will be healed by social media as much as physical connections as we come together to find solutions to what ails our society.

Mary May 2022

I wonder if... we could make progress in gun reform if citizens & legislators modeled gun safety after the regulations brought upon cigarette companies in addressing public health.

Mary May 2022

I have a feeling that... that there are going to be more all-analog communities where people can move, which ban cell phones and internet access

Jessica Clark May 2022

I wonder if... Chris Hayes and Michael Moore had an interesting conversation on MSNBC about approaching gun control the way smoking cessation was, but taking a lot of little bites at the apple. What if this would be a go around for combating all the 2a arguments?

Jill Cunningham May 2022

I have a feeling that... science will learn a lot from long COVID - it will come to pass that many illnesses are detrimental long term. In the future, we’ll take not getting sick much more seriously.

Craig May 2022

I have a hunch that... High earners will continue to insist on remote work, gutting the cash flow foundations of cities. Cities must refactor to focus on livability, crime, sanitation, and education to survive.

T. Jordan May 2022

I have a feeling that... another world crisis is gonna happen kinda like covid but different

Fosa May 2022

I have a hunch that... If Roe V Wade is overturned a lot more men will be getting a vasectomy.

Michael May 2022

I'm noticing that... a lot of people are realizing their worth and how they want to be treated by others.

May 2022

I have a feeling that... Amazon will have a monopoly over essential products.

May 2022

I'm noticing that... the homeschooling community grew exponentially during the pandemic and many “covid-schoolers” are now choosing to continue indefinitely. I’m wondering what the impact of this will be on public education and how it could change the way we look at what education can look like.

BLM May 2022

I have a feeling that... most have cars because they feel they need one. Getting no other benefits nor enjoyment from the buying process, ownership, licensing, insurance, nor operation. Therefore the auto industry remains focused on creating a necessity for vehicular transport and blocks alternatives.

Daniel Lamblin May 2022

I have a hunch that... processing freeform input for aggregated ideas will be more easy to automate, yet prone to machine-unconscious-bias

Daniel Lamblin May 2022

I wonder if... a Secretary of Physical Activity will ever be a cabinet-level position in the U.S. We need one pronto, imo.

Evyan May 2022

I have a feeling that... time travel is real

Charlotte Albert May 2022

I have a feeling that... COVID will never go away, I feel like everyone will do the masks until not required and then the numbers will just shoot right back up to where they were before. people aren't to smart

May 2022

I'm noticing that... World population growth is not being factored into any global heating discussions.

Scott May 2022

I have a hunch that... Most people are much easier to manipulate than they think they are and bad decisions based on false information will become the worst political problem of the 21st century. Totalitarian strongmen will continue to gain power based on widely spread lies.

Scott May 2022

I have a feeling that... Many high school-aged people don't know a lot about what they want to do after high school and/or are overwhelmed with things they might have to do in the future.

May 2022

I'm noticing that... all popular media platforms are just copying each other.

Mi'kayla May 2022

I have a hunch that... we'll find evidence of life outside of Earth in the next decade

Molly Pham May 2022

I have a feeling that... the future isn't going to be what we think because inevitable when people try to predict the future they are usually wrong

Noah Brody May 2022

I have a feeling that... things are going to get better.

Bodhi May 2022

I wonder if... Covid will ever go away. Will it just become the common cold? Honestly, everyone is so tired of it and at this point its such a drag.

Roman St. Gerard May 2022

I have a feeling that... whales and other porpids are the humans of the ocean. (air to porpids is the same thing as water to humans, we live in air but to survive we need to drink water, hence crossing into the world of the porpid, and the porpid lives in water but to survive needs air.)

Naji Love May 2022

I'm noticing that... more and more people are choosing to use bicycles and electric bicycles especially in the younger generations. It's just too expensive and difficult to use cars! Our cities need to keep up with this demand for bicycles by making protected bicycle lanes

May 2022

I wonder if... folks hesitant to take community or political action would be less so if a system existed for finding out how many others were ready to commit similarly, or even better, if each individual could set threshold conditions of “safety in numbers” —which might cause a snowball effect.

Joel Pomerantz May 2022

I have a hunch that... as Global Warming raises temperatures, instead of solar covers on swimming pools to heat them up we will have reflective covers to cool them down

danielfoxnm May 2022

I wonder if... we can make not-for-profit profit marketplaces for things like food delivery, ride sharing, and services. The NFL once operated on a similar model.

Jason Lopez May 2022

I have a feeling that... "Public Health" will become a dirty word come 2023

Jason Lopez May 2022

I have a hunch that... The difference between cellular data & wifi will disappear

May 2022

I have a hunch that... compulsory labeling will shift dramatically under political pressures generated by "free speech," (social media) initiatives.

Janis Froehlig May 2022

I have a hunch that... there will be rising unrest globally as the worst-off people in the world become increasingly desperate. At the moment it’s refugees from conflicts, soon it will become refugees from climate change, then the ‘economic refugees’ within highly inequitable societies.

May 2022

I wonder if... we could lessen food waste & feed at-risk individuals by connecting restaurants, food delivery services and community centers using technology and existing philanthropies. Excess food could be delivered to community kitchens as ubereats/doordash, etc are making their paid runs.

Mary May 2022

I have a hunch that... the British monarchy will lose popular support when the current queen dies and there will be a broader call to abolish it

Laura May 2022

I have a feeling that... "poor penalties" will have a greater impact on more people, with bigger intergenerational consequences. Things like transaction fees, a la carte options, and costs that you can avoid if you have the time. If you screw up once, you will be targeted as reckless and penalized more.

Corvuscorthem May 2022

I wonder if... Personal electric vehicle users will outnumber car users in cities.

Percy May 2022

I have a hunch that... A new political party (ie not Democrats or Republicans) will emerge to represent 20% or more of America within the next 10 years.

Nicholas Borelli May 2022

I have a feeling that... we've had it too good for too long and things are going to get much worse, because we're too soft to make things better for everyone.

David Healy May 2022

I'm noticing that... memes and what they do are becoming more relevant every day. i think that we should put a more serious eye on what the internet and large websites like youtube are doing to real life

mina May 2022

I have a hunch that... The continued failure to prevent people from actually getting infected with the SARS-COV-2 virus will lead to long term, serious economic and social costs. We cannot afford to have 1/3 of our labor force disabled by long covid. We cannot afford to lose the brain power.

Sabrina May 2022

I have a hunch that... as production costs come down, electric vehicles will become something we update every 1-2 years, with monthly subscriptions that give access to charging points, maintenance and roadside service.

Richie May 2022

I have a feeling that... the Russian Ukranian war will continue much longer than any of us anticipate, lasting many years and evolving to include NATO members, therefore starting WWIII. Before this conflict ends, fueled by contagion amongst soldiers and refugees, another pandemic will sweep the world.

Anna May 2022

I have a hunch that... the increasing misery of air travel will cause people to reconsider train travel in the US and it will be more popular than it has been for decades.

Roman May 2022

I have a hunch that... Taiwan can help us distribute and develop more and better tools for democratic engagement!