August GFAC Live!

75 minutes, Live-Online (Starts at 9 AM ET)
August 2, 2023

About gfac live!

The Global Foresight Advisory Council holds open meetings with thought leaders across the world to discuss how they are democratizing the future.

about this session

Mario Vasilescu, CEO & Co-Founder, Readocracy

From Infobesity to Intellectual Passports: Rethinking our Relationship with Information in the Digital Age

In this session, Mario Vasilescu will share new ways of seeing our time, mental health, identity, and the internet as we’ve come to know it, while sharing the personal stories that inspired these shifts in perspective.

about the speaker

Mario is co-founder of Readocracy, the first platform dedicated to information wellness, for individuals, communities, and society as a whole. This means exploring how people can become more mindful of, motivated by, and empowered by their information diets. This includes providing insights like a “Fitbit for your information diet”, the ability to design your own news algorithm, identifying and bursting 6 types of filter bubbles, and social features that reward people for being well-informed.

With his team, they are on a mission to create a future where how we feed our minds matters just as much as how we feed our bodies. They are a Mozilla FixTheInternet award winner and a SXSW finalist for social impact. Their technology has been awarded by IBM, Canada’s Digital News Innovation Challenge, and The Globe and Mail’s Lab351.

Mario is a robotics engineer turned designer, digital strategist, and now founder obsessed with media ecology. Prior to entering the world of startups, he led digital innovation projects and digital literacy campaigns for national organizations in Canada and France. He is based in Toronto.