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Future Intelligence

The World in 2050 - Enabling Governments, Innovators, and Businesses to Create a Better Future

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  • Curates expert opinions analyzed alongside crowdsourced views on the state of our world in 2050
  • Addresses physical, psychological and climate health challenges which need to be addressed
  • Particularly useful for planners, policymakers, strategists and entrepreneurs

Part of the book series: Future of Business and Finance (FBF)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)


About this book

The first quarter of the 21st century introduced the world to rapid uncertainty, be it the social-political and financial crises, or pandemics, or the shaking up of well-established democracies with an increasing rise in populism. At the same time, the technological promise has taken off with automation, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnologies increasingly becoming an economic reality. This open-access book brings together experts of specific domains, through the windows of their experience, and in a crowdsourced fashion, to analyze these world developments to develop an overall view, a compelling case of what we should be prepared for, as we march towards 2050. 
Topics covered include the future of leadership, the future of solving global challenges, and designing a way of life in harmony with nature. Other topics include disruptive entrepreneurship, the relevance of geographical borders, game-changing future innovations, education, and networked learning,interplanetary travel, and communication. The book also places an importance on the role of empathy, mindfulness, presence, and sharing becoming the anchors for future decision-making by 2050. Of general interest to anyone eager to understand the future of the world, this book is particularly useful for planners, policymakers, strategists and entrepreneurs.

Editors and Affiliations

  • International School of Management, Paris, France, World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader, Geneva, Switzerland

    Tamás Landesz

  • World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader, Geneva, Switzerland, International Foundation for Sustainability, Peace and Development, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Sangeeth Varghese

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

    Karine Sargsyan

About the editors

Tamás Landesz was born in Budapest (Hungary), grew up in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and after a distinguished career with the United Nations across four continents and 44 countries, he is now based in France. He is the Director of Management at WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. He is a Harvard graduate and Ph.D. Lecturer in Paris.

Sangeeth Varghese is a globally acknowledged leadership thinker, the founder of LeadCap Ventures, a strategy consulting firm and the President of IFSPD, a large European International institution. He was part of the core team that enabled India’s telecom penetration to grow from 1 to 50%. He is the author of the bestsellers “Open Source Leader: The Future of Organizations” (Penguin) and “Decide to Lead” (Business World) and "Hidden Links" (Penguin). He studied development and leadership at the London School of Economics. He was nominated as the Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum. 

Karine Sargsyan is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated international history of working in biomedical research predicting the future of healthcare. Skilled in interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and international research in life sciences, she currently lectures at the Medical University of Graz (Austria) and Yerevan State Medical University (Armenia). She has served in many managerial positions and worked internationally with different legal and funding authorities, government, sponsors, and international organizations like WHO or BBMRI.

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