What will our world look like in 2030? As experts from our network of Global Future Councils meet in Dubai, we explore the way today's trends will play out in the future, from robotic surgeons to the resurgence of the nation state.
From the aftermath of the US election to the countries millennials most want to work in, here are a few highlights from our Global Future Councils meeting in Dubai.
We’ll still eat meat, but, perhaps more like our parents and grandparents, see it as a treat to savour every few days.
From an immigrant turned Canadian senator and the head of the Red Cross, among others.
The World Economic Forum is holding a global brain-storming meeting in Dubai, just days after a surprise win for Donald Trump in the US election sealed a bitterly divisive campaign.
There will be no single hegemonic force but instead a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them – exhibiting semi-imperial tendencies.
It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service.
Imagine a museum of refugees, the schoolchildren of the future astonished at our cruelty.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are coming into our lives more than ever before and have the potential to transform healthcare, transport, manufacturing, even our domestic chores.
From robot jockeys to the world’s busiest international airport, here are some remarkable facts about Dubai.
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You may not like your neighbors, but if you sacrifice their rights today, you weaken your own rights tomorrow.
With humanitarian crises happening ever more frequently and growing in scale, technological advances have the power to transform aid, says Peter Maurer, head of the ICRC in this interview.
Could behavioural sciences help to reduce unemployment, or inflation, or even prevent another financial crisis?
Blockchain is well-known as a method of exchanging assets, but in future it could also be used for - among other things - welfare distribution, secure voting, land-title transfers, even v...
The digital economy is already having a massive impact on society, and there is more to come.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is happening, but if we don't govern it properly then its full economic and social potential will not be realised.
By 2030, the very nature of disease will be further disrupted by technology.
The energy sector has probably undergone more rapid change in the last ten years than in the previous fifty. In a matter of a decade, shale gas production in the US increased by more than...
When it comes to global migration, the world is clinging to outdated infrastructure and patterns of mobility, says Canadian senator Ratna Omidvar. Here's what needs to be done.
What are the trends holding back equitable growth, and what is the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to engage citizens and bring people together?