America’s dominance is over. Other nation states face the same threats.

Boots on Mars and a post-Trump planet. Highlights of the Global Future Councils Annual Meeting.

Globalization created a new class system. Meet the precariat.

Still believing in democracy. Even angry citizens haven’t lost faith.

Blockchain is about more than money. Here’s how it will change your life.

The digital economy in daily life. From Kenya to Iowa, the future has arrived.

I own nothing, have no privacy, and life is great. Welcome to 2030.

You’ll probably be your own boss. Get ready for freelancing and retraining.

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution increase inclusion? Policy decisions now matter.

Community ownership and fossil fuel’s death. Future energy is ready.

A brain implant for home use? A primitive start for a life-altering technology.

Who’s really best off? A new economic index puts GDP alongside leisure, life expectancy and inequality.

The race to perfect precision medicine. Chinese scientists start a human CRISPR trial to combat cancer.

Power eating. How feasts led to empires and economics.

Does populism mean protectionism? A warning from Germany.

Why it’s hard for women to become heads of state. The Gender Gap Report provides data. (Atlantic)

Will new technology only help the well-off? Cites Future of Jobs report. (Guardian)

Japan still lags on gender parity. Gender Gap Report coverage continues. (Los Angeles Times)

Africa fights to protect forests from palm oil expansion. Quotes Forum head of public-private partnerships. (Reuters)

Sub-Saharan Africa, competitiveness, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. An interview with the Forum’s Africa head. (Forbes Afrique)