Sofia Stout 0:05 Hello, my name is Sophia Stout, and I'm a computer science major and member of cohort 10 in the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute, and today I'll be interviewing Philip Loges about his cohort's Envision 2040 project.
Phillip Loges 0:17 Hello, I'm Philip Loges. I'm a junior chemical engineering major in cohort nine and as she said, our project is about envisioning 2040.
Sofia Stout 0:26 Yeah. So what can you tell us about the project? And why is it important?
Phillip Loges 0:30 So our project, Envision 2040, is about thinking ahead and being more proactive toward your future, specifically, more than next 20 years. And it's important because many people don't really realize how much change we're seeing in short periods of time. And our technological advancements are growing at an exponential rate now and a world is even seeing them demographic shifts. So it's important for people to keep up with those times. And if you look back at it, people are now holding supercomputers that are better than what NASA sent people to the moon on and they're holding those in their pockets. And these people are seeing these changes in those people alive right now that had car phones, which nobody really knows what they are anymore. So we're seeing advancements like never before. And specifically, my topic in our project is about what kind of future tech we will see integrated into our daily lives. And we're focusing on Elon Musk's neural link a little bit. And soon we'll be seeing technologies such as small brain chips that are integrated into our daily lives based on where they can tell us our wellness, they can, you know, basically, just help us throughout our daily lives with small little tasks and give us diagnoses. And it's important that people don't just sit back and fall behind in a rapidly changing world, it's important to look at it and start to be proactive thinking towards what it's going to be. So that's one of the reasons I think it is most important for people to experience our project and start to envision what life they will be living in 2040.
Sofia Stout 2:15 Definitely. So you've already shared some insights. But maybe what are some other insights or ideas you've gained from this project?
Phillip Loges 2:22 Yes, so majority of the insights I've gained around the ideas of a massive demographic shift, and a very digital future. So by 2040, there's gonna be a huge change in demographic, the work world is going to look different. There's going to be so much more diversity inclusion throughout the entire world. I believe the white population will no longer be the majority in the world as a major demographic change that we'll see. And as well as coming out of COVID, with everything going online, people saying that you can work from home, you can do everything digitally, we see a more digital style of work, and people are going to start realizing you can do more with the technology that you have than what you're already doing.
Sofia Stout 3:16 Absolutely. So last question, what are you personally doing to prepare for the future?
Phillip Loges 3:22 Personally, I am being proactive in educating myself. I'm watching and listening to TED talks and podcasts and watching videos, going on to different news sites to see what's going on in the world right now, what's coming out, not just looking at one specific news outlet, but I'm going to international news outlets. Because oftentimes, just the national, you know, domestic news outlets aren't telling you everything else that's going on the world. So it's an important thing I think other people should also do is branch out and try and figure out what else is happening in this world. Don't wait till the information comes to you. I'm going to the information and finding it for myself.
Sofia Stout 4:05 Awesome. Yeah. Thank you so much. We're looking forward to when your project launches!
Phillip Loges 4:10 Thank you!