Dinis Guarda, a CEO, author, and tech influencer, was invited to speak at Marc Buckley’s OnePoint5media podcast. Dinis and Marc, two technologists and futurists, conversed about the transformation that comes with the Society 5.0 concept and what the future will look like.

Dinis Guarda and Marc Buckley centred the conversation around society 5.0 changing the world. Powered by 4IR -the 4th Industrial Revolution-, we are before the unfolding age of digitalization - from the digitally connected products and services we consume, to advancements in smart cities and factories and increasingly common automation of tasks and services in our homes and at work. Progress brought by 4IR is characterised by continuous growth and rapid changes, with the goal of prospering and improving living standards through services and products with high added value.

Society 5.0 is a concept focused on the balance between society, tech, and nature. The concept of Society 5.0 was promoted by the Japanese government in 2015, an idea based on considering society at the centre rather than the industry. It denotes a human-centered society that balances economic and technological advancement.

“The concept of society 5.0 is a vision based on human nature and tech sustainable society. In this stage, humans, nature and technology find a circular economy of balance in a super intelligent smart society. Society 5.0 is not about one single country or city. It is about humans, the planet and a balanced sustainable ecosystem. Here, frontier technologies, and specially smart cities, blockchain and artificial intelligence can make us more human and reach universal sustainability”. - Dinis Guarda

Marc Buckley is a Sustainability Advisor Consultant Advocate for SDGs and Expert WEF Speaker. Buckley is also a systems thinker and dynamic systems modeler with a deep understanding of the exponential function, science, and maths. He is a serial entrepreneur and has owned 12 companies and been involved as a partner in 6 International family businesses. He comes from 5 generations of German organic farmers and 3 generations of European hydroponic gardeners. 

OnePoint5Media provides impactful content, digital publications, campaigns, events, and strategic consultancy support for ecosystems and industries advancing planet-saving solutions. Their flagship title, Innovators Magazine, focuses on communicating cross-sector innovations and ideas impacting the UN Global Goals – and the world beyond 2030 – to inspire the transformational changes needed to deliver a sustainable future for humanity.

You can listen to the conversation here.