Anders seeks to understand. Learning how to learn – refining the art of being wrong – is the driving force behind Anders’ actions and thoughts. He describes his journey as a search for better explanations. Anders is also fascinated and driven by the potential of positive progress, and the liberating power of questioning supposedly self-evident truths.
It is not knowledge that makes a real Mensch, but a profound understanding of what we know today and what we do not yet know.
As a student of the science of consciousness, Anders Indset pursues a philosophy of dialogical discovery and explores the space between ‘what is’ and ‘that which is not’. Contrary to the suggested binary of the digital world, he sees his work as a dance on the edge of mind and matter, which reveals ambiguities and is never absolute.
To do this, Anders dives into the void in the dialogue in search of a better understanding. In line with his holistic approach to philosophy, he consciously unifies the differences and contradictions in order to let them grow into something new or a coherent whole – the refinement. He defines the prerequisite of the (European) refinement as a triad – peace, trust, and learning – an ethic that is shaped by learning from one another. It is the guideline for acting for one another – in society, politics, and business – and enables the perception of progress. From this the ‘Mit-Mensch’ – the fellow human being – arises. The philosophy of refinement has no end in mind, it is a process without a goal, resembling life itself: a “wonderful journey to nowhere”. Anders does not start from his own rigid construct of thought with which to explain the world, but rather from a relational and fluid philosophy from which concrete concepts – better explanations – emerge.
For Anders, philosophy is a thinking practice. He brings thoughts to life.
These help people learn how to deal with ‘the new’ so that they are able to make better decisions and act appropriately. From his philosophical concept of ‘Enkelfähig’ – prosperity for posterity – as the basis for “the art of doing business in the 21st century”, to his ideas about ‘The (European) Refinement’ and his reflections on what he calls the ‘The Final Narcissistic Injury’ (Narzisstischen Kränkung der Menschheit) stem from his passion for technological progress and for the Mensch.
Artificial intelligence with ChatGPT/OpenAI and quantum technology are now mainstream points of discussion, and Anders regularly shares his reflections on the social and business impact of exponential technologies and highlights opportunities and risks in using technology.
Anders is just now writing his fifth book and is also in the midst of setting up a global ecosystem around his concept of the quantum economy. His concept of “The Quantum Economy” has now been adopted by the World Economic Forum and Anders was just in Davos to discuss the launch of thequantumeconomy.com and the plans for WEF 2024.