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Uncover the fluid and complex forms of kinship that are replacing the nuclear family.

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The notion of the core social unit is changing as the era of the nuclear family reaches the end of its lifecycle.

Our Neo-kinship in-house presentation looks at what paradigm will replace it, with online relationships and increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence contributing to our emotional, social and economic wellbeing. From chatbots to virtual assistants and artificial influencers, we map out new routes for brands to meet the family.

Top: Fear and Love campaign for The Design Museum, London. Image by Thomas Traum
Right: ElliQ by Intuition Robotics, UK

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In this presentation we examine:

: Drivers

Rapidly evolving artificial intelligence, a work culture that makes it harder to spend time face to face with loved ones, and more extended families living apart across wide geographical areas.

: Consequences

AI assistants taking on more domestic roles including child rearing, robots acting as surrogate friends, and hanging out beyond the constraints of the physical world in social virtual reality.

: Futures

Cyber assistants developing more household agency and taking on purchasing decisions, humanoid dating, chatbots that foster intimacy by acting like real celebrities or even deceased relatives.

: Toolkit

We present strategic tools to implement strategies such as becoming a brand parent, delivering personalised, one-to-one customer service via intelligent bots, and devising support systems for geographically dispersed family groups.


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Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired

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Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Tom Savigar, Senior Partner, The Future Laboratory

Tom has guided many of The Future Laboratory’s clients through some of the most challenging market shifts and global recessions of the past 10 years. With a much-expanded team, and offices in the US and Australia, he continues to do this, working with clients as diverse as Absolut, Cadillac, The Body Shop, Lamborghini, HSBC, Courvoisier, UBS, BMW, British Gas and Marks & Spencer.

Alekandra Szymanska, Art Director, The Future Laboratory

Aleksandra leads the creative team at the Future Laboratory, which translates insights into immersive experiences on and offline and brings to life speculative visions of the future. With a background in critical design, she is an expert in developing far future scenarios that consider long-term implications of today’s trends. Since joining The Future Laboratory in 2014, she has worked with brands including UBS, Diageo, Google, LVMH and Design Hotels.

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