It is possible that China will begin its democratisation in as little as 7 years. The majority of people dismiss the possibility of a Chinese democracy as unrealistic. However, through the study of global mega-trends, it seems likely that China will in fact be forced into awarding its citizens their political freedom.
Nationalism is thriving throughout the world, and its selfish ignorance will lead to our destruction. Here we explain why advancing technologies will lead to mass destruction, if we don’t learn to cooperate and realise that everything is everyone’s problem.
We must embrace surveillance! A massively controversial statement, especially for the target audience of this website. We hold our privacies rightly as one of our most fundamental human rights. What we need to understand though, is that surveillance and privacy are not juxtaposing; one can exist in the realm of the other; we can live in a surveillance state, while retaining our privacies.
We are only just starting to discover what our upcoming technologies will be capable of, and already, through fear of possible future threats, bombs are being sent to physicists. Emerging technologies are set to revolutionise our world during the next few decades; could this lead to the rise of anti-technology terrorism becoming even more of a threat than radical Islam?