Russia would like the EU to vanish. Carl Bildt

Articles for the tag “Utopia”



The Future of the City

Ephemeral Kingdoms, Eternal Cities

The great metropolises of the globe have outlived kingdoms and empires. The world’s oldest centers of political power will dominate the 22nd century. The influence of cities will eclipse the power of nation-states.

by Saskia Sassen 11.03.2013



The Future of Democracy

Rule Without Rulers

Democracy will be reborn. Instead of tying power to entrenched institutions and established rulers, a culture of participation will flourish a century from today. The future belongs to those who are willing to experiment.

by Michael Hardt 12.03.2013



The Future of Sex

Dark And Dirty

The future looks gloomy. Sex will be moved from the bedroom to the laboratory, and each successive generation will have to fight for the survival of the human species.

by Christopher Ryan 15.03.2013



The Future of Conflict

Star Wars

The history of conflict is as old as the history of human civilization. Forget utopian hopes for a pacifist future – the 22nd century will still be marked by wars. But locations and actors will change.

by George Friedman 19.03.2013



The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Brave New Machines

Robots are here to stay. They will be smarter, more versatile, more autonomous, and more like us in many ways. We humans will need to adapt to keep up.

by George Bekey 16.03.2013



The Future of Economics

Zero-Growth Economics

The history of economics is a history towards abstraction. The future belongs to those who satisfy not only material needs but emotional desires and communal interests.

by Tomáš Sedláček 25.03.2013



Capturing minds with dinner and a show

How to Take Over a Country

Our columnist has done her research: This is the guide to modern world domination.

by Yara Zgheib 07.05.2015



The Future of Diplomacy

Citizens Of The World

Technological progress is breaking down communicative and linguistic barriers. Diplomacy will cease to be conducted behind closed doors – tomorrow, we’re all ambassadors.

by Ben Scott 01.04.2013

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