We do not know anything about the nextdoor future. Real innovations are impossible to predict.
We should be aware that the core of our society was based in economic market oriented paradigmas. Economics is no hard rock science. The misunderstanding of our economy is one of the causes for the crisis. Now we have to create a new frame of concepts that surrounds us: philosophy is the ocean of possible concepts, values and theories.
Socratic thinking starts with a burning question, it should be a philosophical question. The process of communal thinking prevents us from struggles and unfruitful debates. In our individual state of mind, we just repeating same sequence of thoughts (past tense of thinking) and making this same track everytime deeper and fixed in our neuro circuits. If we go in dialogue we cannot continue our track: the others will help us in new horizons.
The core business of Humberto Schwab is getting individuals and groups in learning action. By using traditional philosophy, creative learning methods and future design tools. No future is predictable anymore, so we have to think in all possible futures: we need athletic minds.
Socratic transformation is a process in which you articulate your implicit en explicit assumptions, investigate how they are related to the basic cultural assumptions, analyse the history of the incorporation (in your system) of all these assumptions and design a horizon of new values and new assumptions on the basis of a new desired frame. This frame is developed by dialog, investigation and self-reflection.