November 21, 2022

Imagining tomorrow

A glimpse at the social sector in 2047 through Twitter.

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This is the eighth article in a 9-part series supported by the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. This series is part of a six month long campaign that highlights the need to include men and boys as participants in programmes focused on gender empowerment.

View the entire series here.

At a gender gathering held by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies in September of this year, Socratus conducted a ‘Twitter of the Future’ exercise with participants, where participants came up with Twitter handles and tweets that imagined the world 25 years from now. The goal of the exercise was to collectively sketch ways in which we can get to that future from where we are today.

Why Twitter? Because it provides a sense of breaking news, of seeing the future as if it were happening right now. Plus, Socratus wanted to get everyone’s imagination of Twitter out there before Musk kicks everyone out eventually.

Here’s a small selection of some of the funniest tweets that emerged from the session. 


Tweet that presents a new out of office template, which says "due to completely foreseeable circumstances, I will be working from prison" -nonprofit humour


Tweet that says "NGOs fuming over plagiarism and grammatical errors in donor written proposal"-nonprofit humour


Tweet that says "parampara, pratishtha, and prashashan not found"-nonprofit humour


Tweet that says "vote bank politics restricted to Koffee with Karan only"-nonprofit humour


Tweet that says Investing in people and nature, this tweet designed by the robot from mars/moon"-nonprofit humour

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Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies (RNP) looks to support ideas, individuals, and institutions doing ground-breaking work that enables a strong samaaj with ethical leadership, a sense of urgency, and the courage to learn. RNP seeks to strengthen communities that work for their own betterment. It does this by supporting work anchored in networks and movements, often sitting at the intersection of samaaj, sarkaar, and bazaar. It makes grants in four areas: environment, biodiversity and conservation, gender equality, and active citizenship and access to justice.