“Not with things as there are but with things as they ought to be”
Aric has spent his adult life—and most of his childhood—engrossed imagining the future and the potentials that drive it. As someone with atypical curiosity, he found himself sailing with Captain Nemo, escaping the ordinary into the land of wonder.
By high school, he decided that the formal education system is more a pipe designed to feed the “norm” rather than a place to build up curiosity—a lesson he's carried with him throughout life. As a result, Aric chose a path that will always challenge himself and the status quo (therefore the troublemaker) but also be governed by a unique side effect—enabling him to look back into the present.
Aric has built a career on “things that I knew that I didn’t know”, always taking assignments that he hadn’t done before and regularly pushing himself to explore new fields, tools, and methods that would redefine his vantage point on any given challenge.
Aric currently resides in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he splits his time between his role as the in-house futurologist at Volvo cars, sitting on the advisory boards of the AI & Intelligent Automation Network, and the NTT Innovation Institute, supporting the UNLEASH innovation team and running his company where he travels and changes the way we experience the world, the way we think about thinking and transform the way we understand change. Aric gives speeches that frame questions and help people identify and abandon old paradigms and rethink thinking.