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What The Future Wants

A youth-focused exhibition to engage young people in thinking critically about their current digital environment and the future they want to live in.
What the Future Wants is a youth initiative from Tactical Tech that aims to put young people in the driving seat of their digital futures through education, co-creation and capacity building.
Young people grow up in an environment that is increasingly driven by and dependent upon digital technologies. Their social, learning and play spaces are being encroached upon by ubiquitous technologies so that the divide between public and private, online and offline is being eroded. At a time of crucial development this leaves them exposed to a unique set of challenges, such as tech habits and addiction, information pollution, algorithms and discrimination and data surveillance.
The What the Future Wants project seeks to define and address these challenges alongside young people and those that support them. Through research, educational curricula and creative interventions, we will work towards increasing the data literacy of the next generation so that they can think critically and proactively about the digital environment they want to live in now and in the future.
This is a new initiative at Tactical Tech. If you are working on similar topics and want to collaborate, we would love to hear from you. Please write to

Assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • Interactive posters in different formats and in digital versions
  • Educational activities
  • An Educators Guide for educators and facilitators.

What the Future Wants is interesting for:

  • Civil society organisations & rights groups
  • Educators, facilitators, schools & universities
  • Librarians, museums, community and cultural centres
  • Other organisations and individuals who want to promote digital and media literacy among young people.