Major issues for the future of humanity

The major issues identified by the panelists are nine, and were positioned according to the level of uncertainty, emergence and time horizon:

  • The Anthropocene,
  • The population explosion,
  • The emergence of new forms of governance,
  • New tools for power shift,
  • Reconciling multiple identities within the same person,
  • The deep shift in cultural values,
  • Technological unemployment,
  • The vigorous seniors,
  • The rise of violence.

Four other major issues concern "Drivers", namely:

  • Overdependence on algorithms due to the increasing digitization of human activities,
  • Industry 4.0,
  • The increase of human intelligence,
  • Creativity without chaos.

Major issues for the future of humanity