Across most of the planet, the modern world means magnificent promises of personal freedom, competition and productivity. But at the same time, it is provoking a reaction of rejection amongst those who blame globalization for violating their moral and religious principles, destroying cultural differences, devastating the natural world and turning social relations into a commodity.
They are confronted by an erosion of state authority, open borders, the new economic realities and competing networks of every kind – cultural, religious, social, artistic – all of which are creating global dynamics far from the traditional geopolitics we were once familiar with.
For the first time in history, we are living through not one revolution, but four simultaneously: the digital, biotechnology, robotic and nanotechnology revolutions. Given the extreme difficulty of regulating all of these in ways that allow us to extract maximum benefit for everyone, they are being experienced in today’s anxious world as both creators of progress and major risks for humanity.
Against this background, how can we begin to think about our future when our models for grasping its implications are being left behind by the speed of change?
How can we convince political leaders to look beyond their election or re-election?
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