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A Glimpse into the Future is a podcast series by The World Economic Forum that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us shape our future.

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A Glimpse into the Future is a podcast series by The World Economic Forum that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us shape our future.

    Space

    Space

    We don't think about space technologies that much, but why are they important and how do they touch our everyday lives? What are the main challenges and trends in the space realm? In terms of rules and regulations in regards to space, what do we need to think about? Who is the ecosystem of players that need to come together to regulate space? Are there any lessons to be learned from how we have dealt with other global commons that can be applied to space? Are we close to having people on Mars?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Ellen Stofan, Honorary Professor at the Hazard Research Centre at University College London and Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Space Technologies.

    • 12 min
    Consumption

    Consumption

    What are the major demographic trends shaping the future of consumption? What will the major groupings of consumer archetypes be in the future? What role will our evolving values play in this shift in consumer trends? How can we ensure that we have a responsible consumption and economic growth at the same time? How do you think the future of work will shape the consumers’ spending power? What are some of the most exciting technologies that might help shape the future of consumption in the next 10 to 15 years?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Elaine Coventry, Head of Commercial Leadership for The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe, and Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Consumption.

    • 13 min
    Energy

    Energy

    How do we transition from fossil fuels—and can we do it smoothly? How can we ensure access to modern energy and electricity for all in the transition? What types of policies will it take to get there and how can they become reality? What do we not know or have a good sense of in this future of energy?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Energy: Jeroen van der Veer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ING Group, and Katherine Hamilton, Director of the Project for Clean Energy and Innovation.

    • 19 min
    Human Rights

    Human Rights

    After the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what are the main areas of progress we have seen? Which emerging technologies could be a game changer for human rights protection and enforcement in the future and how? Which ones are posing new challenges to human rights and how can we address those early on?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Rights: Erica Kochi, co-founder of UNICEF Innovation, and Mike Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance of the Stern School of Business at New York University and Director of their Center for Business and Human Rights.

    • 14 min
    Behavioural Sciences

    Behavioural Sciences

    How are Behavioural Sciences applied in our economy and society currently? What opportunities will they open up in the next 10-15 years? Which sectors can profit most? What are the risks with these tools being used for the wrong reasons?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Iris Bohnet and Robert J. Shiller from the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Behavioural Sciences. Dr Bohnet is the director of the Women and Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Professor Shiller is a Nobel Laureate and a Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University.

    • 18 min
    Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development

    How optimistic can we be about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? What positive or negative trends are we seeing that serve as deciders in achieving the SDGs? What are some of the new fourth industrial revolution technologies that might give us an extra boost in achieving the SDGs?
    In this week’s episode of “A Glimpse into the Future”, we talk to Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Charlotte is also the Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development.

    • 13 min

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