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1.1 the future of production
1.1.1 key trends: digitalization, cybersecurity, & the environment
1.1.2 relevancy, responsibility, and resiliency of supply chains
1.1.3 Creating Sustainable Business Models
1.2 Shifting Towards a Futureproof Consumption Pattern
1.2.1 The Importance of Sustainable Food Systems
1.2.2 Changes in Consumer Behavior
1.2.3 Online Retail
1.3 Money, Money, M… Cryptocurrency? Financial Developments
1.3.1 Capital Markets
1.3.2 The Rise of Cryptocurrencies
1.4 The Global Economy - Trade & Interdependence
1.4.1 International Trade & Global Value Chains
1.4.2 Trade Policies
1.5 The Labor Market
1.5.1 The Future of Work
1.5.2 Emerging and Declining Skills & Jobs
1.5.3 Work and Demographics
1.6 Changing Policies - Governments’ Roles in Economics
1.6.1 Central banking
1.6.2 Taxation: The economic and social side
1.7 Economic Change: What’s heading our way?
2.1 Societal & Individual Well-being: Living happily ever after
2.1.1 A Healthy Community: Societal Well-being
2.1.2 A Healthy Self: Individual Well-being
2.2 Media & Entertainment
2.2.1 The Future of the Digital Era
2.2.2 Social Media: Every Company Online
2.2.3 The Decline of Trust in Media
2.2.4 The Creator Economy: 100 billion dollars, 50 million creators, and growing
2.3 Purpose & Spirituality
2.3.1 Change in Religion
2.3.2 The Power of Conspiracy Theories & Cults
2.3.3 What Does ‘Purpose in Work’ Entail?
2.4 Social Standards: Navigating Future Expectations
2.4.1 Beauty Standards: Towards Diversity and Body Positivity?
2.4.2 Female Emancipation: Women’s Role in Society
2.4.3 Anti Black Racism and Black Lives Matter: A Voice for Racial Injustice
2.5 Socio-Cultural Change: What’s heading our way?
3.1 Political Climate - Dealing with Polarization, Populism, & Xenophobia
3.1.1 Polarization: When Societies Divide
3.1.2 Populism: The Supposed Rule of The People
3.1.3 Xenophobia: When Strangers are to be Feared
3.2 Geopolitics - On War & Peace
3.2.1 Traditional Security: Borders & Militarization
3.2.2 Does Warfare Ever Change? Old Wars vs. New Wars
3.2.3 Cyberwarfare: When Actors Resort to Different Methods
3.2.4 The Politicization of Strategic Resources
3.2.5 Human Security
3.2.6 Global Powers & the Power Shift
3.3 International Cooperation - Enemies and Allies
3.3.1 Politics at the Highest Level: the United Nations
3.3.2 When Institutions Die: the Case of the World Trade Organization
3.3.3 Emerging Powers: the BRICS
3.3.4 New Initiatives & the Importance of Infrastructure: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
3.3.5 Covid-19 and International Cooperation
3.4 Political Developments Around the World - Individual Regions
3.4.1 Asia-Pacific: China, Democratic Backsliding, & Online Activism
3.4.2 Americas: the Fragility of Trust
3.4.3 West Asia and North Africa: Demographic, Economic, & Geopolitical Shifts
3.4.4 Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: Allies & Alliances
3.4.5 Sub-Saharan Africa: New Generations & Democratization
3.5. Technology and the Government of the Future
3.6 Political Activism - Changing Society for the Better
3.6.1 Climate Change Activism: The Demand for Immediate Action
3.6.2 LGBT+: The Fight for Gender & Sexuality Rights
3.6.3 Inclusivity: A Voice for Everyone
3.6.4 Is the Government to be Trusted? Political Trust & Legitimacy
3.6.5 The Future of Activism
3.7 Leading the Change - Leaders of Tomorrow
3.7.1 What the Private Sector can Contribute: The Future of Business Leaders
3.7.2 Future of Political Leaders: The Need for Inspiration & Inclusivity
3.8 Political Change: What’s heading our way?
4.1 Food & Water - Our Most Fundamental Needs
4.1.1 Food: How to Feed the Largest Global Population Yet
4.1.2 Water: Scarcity vs Flood Protection
4.2 The Energy Transition & Natural Resources
4.2.1 Solar Power
4.2.2 Historic with Great Potential: Wind Power
4.2.3 71% of Our Planet’s Surface: Water & the Potential of Hydropower
4.2.4 Inner Heater: Geothermal Power
4.3 Towards a Circular Economy - Living Within the Earth’s Biocapacity
4.3.1 Bio-based Materials
4.3.2 Waste Recycling, Upcycling, and Remanufacturing
4.3.3 Market Pressures & Corporate Social Responsibility
4.4 Conservation & the Natural Environment
4.4.1 Biodiversity: How Do We Prevent Mass-Extinction?
4.4.2 Environmental Awareness and Activism
4.4.3 Technology for Ecology & Conservation
4.5 Ecology and Climate Change: What’s heading our way?
5.1 Digitization - Technology in Every Aspect of Our Lives
5.1.1 Even More Connected: The Internet of Things
5.1.2 Will Robots Take Over?
5.1.3 The Potential of Blockchain
5.1.4 Living in the Digital World: The Metaverse
5.2 Big Data, the Internet, and Connectivity
5.2.1 Freedom and Transparency
5.2.2 Web 3.0: “The Financialization of Everything”
5.2.3 Human-Centered Data and Tech
5.3 What Can Technology Contribute to Healthcare?
5.3.1 The Digitization of Health
5.3.2 Telehealth & Telemedicine
5.3.3 personalized healthcare
5.3.4 Gene Editing: Perfect Health
5.3.5 Saving Lives? 3D Printing Organs
5.3.6 Robots: Bridging the Healthcare-Worker-Gap
5.3.7 Singularity: Will Technological Growth Become Uncontrollable?
5.4 Digital Ethics - Is There a Morally Right and Wrong in Technology?
5.4.1 Protecting the Digital: Cyber Security
5.4.2 Data Privacy in the Digital Era
5.4.3 Bias in Technology
5.5 Technological Change: What’s heading our way?
6.1. The Future of Gray Hairs: Aging Populations
6.1.1 Global And Regional Developments
6.1.2 Perceptions Toward Aging
6.1.3 Ageism - Discrimination & Abuse
6.1.4 Anti-Aging Market
6.1.5 Aging Healthily and Happily: The Blue Zones
6.1.6 How Will Healthcare Cope?
6.1.7 Where and How Will the Elderly Live?
6.2 Growth and Degrowth - Dealing with Changing Demographics
6.2.1 Depopulation - Shrinking Countries
6.2.2 Unrestricted Growth & Population Control
6.2.3 Life Expectancy - Will We Still Die?
6.2.4 Pensions - Can We Afford to Become This Old?
6.3 The Future of Cities - Developments in Urbanization
6.3.1 Global And Regional Developments
6.3.2 Quality of Life in Cities
6.3.3 A Roof Over Our Heads?
6.3.4 Cities of the Future - Smart and Sustainable Cities
6.3.5 Smart and Sustainable cities
6.3.6 Rural areas
6.4.1 The Search for a Better Life: Voluntary migration
6.4.2 Involuntary Migration
6.5. Demographic Change: What’s heading our way?
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