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We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues ra

We must address, individually and collectively, moral and ethical issues raised by cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, which will enable significant life extension, designer babies, and memory extraction.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I believe that, if managed well, the Fourth Industrial Revolution can bring

I believe that, if managed well, the Fourth Industrial Revolution can bring a new cultural renaissance, which will make us feel part of something much larger than ourselves: a true global civilization. I believe the changes that will sweep through society
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Environmental pollution, terrorism, and many other global threats do not st

Environmental pollution, terrorism, and many other global threats do not stop at borders. We all bear global responsibility and thus need a global identity to enable us to cope with them. We must learn to integrate different levels of identity in ourselve
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both prom

The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality,
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Talent is a by-product of education the quality of a country's human capita

Talent is a by-product of education the quality of a country's human capital depends on it.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Technology is going to revolutionize almost every sector, leading to the de

Technology is going to revolutionize almost every sector, leading to the demise of many traditional professions. Economic and political power will be determined less by a country's size than by its technological superiority.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I am a great enthusiast and early adopter of technology, but sometimes I wo

I am a great enthusiast and early adopter of technology, but sometimes I wonder whether the inexorable integration of technology in our lives could diminish some of our quintessential human capacities, such as compassion and cooperation.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

We often hear people talk about the concept of 'uberization,' where a new t

We often hear people talk about the concept of 'uberization,' where a new technology completely turns an industry on its head and forces us to rethink the way things have always been done. No industry will remain untouched by these forces.
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Of course, technology is not an exogenous force over which humans have no c

Of course, technology is not an exogenous force over which humans have no control. We are not constrained by a binary choice between acceptance and rejection. Rather, the decisions we make every day as citizens, consumers, and investors guide technologica
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

As technology increasingly takes over knowledge-based work, the cognitive s

As technology increasingly takes over knowledge-based work, the cognitive skills that are central to today's education systems will remain important; but behavioral and non-cognitive skills necessary for collaboration, innovation, and problem solving will
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Profitability, growth, and safeguards against existential risks are crucial

Profitability, growth, and safeguards against existential risks are crucial to strengthening a company's long-term prospects. But if these three factors constitute a company's 'hard power,' firms also need 'soft power': public trust and acceptance, won by
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biol

New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities th
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago