Today, 5/5, Writing the Future, the world’s largest health science fiction prize is go. We’re just a little bit excited.
Kaleidoscope’s founder, Richard Taunt, first introduced me to Writing the Future 8 months ago during early conversations which led to me joining Kaleidoscope.
At the time, I was seeking a new job and readying myself to enter the NHS - complete with its vast budgetary challenges and looming winter pressures. Against this backdrop I was awestruck to think about what the world could be like in 80 years time.
Being asked to consider change from a wider frame is not something we’re often asked, or reflect on. In the 1930s hunger killed far more in the UK than obesity; we didn’t have antibiotics, let alone antibiotic resistance. Looking to 2100, the only certainty is that our descendants will be grappling with challenges we can barely imagine today.