A World Reaching Inflection Point

How will future societies move between the digital and the physical — if that distinction even persists in the future — and with what effects?

Theme #2: Physical Constraints Are Inescapable

How will natural resource and climate considerations reshape (geo) politics, economies and societies?

Theme #3: Power and Influence Are Mutable

How will the nature and distribution of power between and within states evolve in the future, and what new political and governance ideals, entities or institutions might arise as a result?

Theme #4: Interconnectedness Is Evolving

What will interdependence and interconnectedness between states look like in the future, and with what implications?

Theme #5: Societal Values and Beliefs Are Under Renegotiation

How will the social compact between the public, private and people sectors evolve?

Looking Ahead Towards 2040

“Warp threads are thicker than the weft, and made of coarser wool as well. I think of them as like wives. Their work is not obvious — all you can see are the ridges they make under the colourful weft threads. But if they weren’t there, there would be no tapestry.”

— The Lady and the Unicorn (2003) by Tracy Chevalier



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