What will the cities of the future look like? What kind of vehicles will fill the streets? In a digitalised world, what jobs will emerge? And which technologies will help save our planet? Our Think Tank podcast opens a window to the future and shows how we can participate in the fundamental trends that are shaping it.
Made by China: the rise of Chinese brands
“Made in China” has evolved into “Made by China”, driven by the country’s shift towards a consumption-driven economy, policy support for home-grown champions, changing inter-generational preferences, and the one-off boost to domestic consumption from the Covid-19 pandemic. Chinese companies are also giving foreign brands a run for their money with insightful marketing, clever use of digital tools, superior supply chain management and quality product offerings.
Healthy living: the path to a better life
Our personal well-being is highly dependent on the state of our health. That is why sages of the ancient world have long taught about the importance of the art of living a balanced lifestyle that combines fitness and health with emotional well-being and relationships. Despite the passing of time since such knowledge was discovered, healthy living remains as relevant as ever for the present-day world.
Conscious consumption: the rise of a more sustainable society
How do you want to live your life? It may sound a like a somewhat philosophical question, but individuals around the world are recognising that the planet can no longer support continued current rates of consumption. More and more consumers are balancing their buying decisions with their social, environmental and political convictions.
Cryptocurrencies: are they the future of money?
You probably have already heard something about cryptocurrency, or you may be more familiar with its most popular version, Bitcoin, which was the first decentralized cryptocurrency, introduced in 2009. Since then, many others have followed –there are now more than 6,000 different cryptocurrencies in circulation.
Circular economy – Reduce, reuse, recycle
Eliminating waste and continuously using resources so that they last longer is the principle of the circular economy. Reusing, sharing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing and recycling can all help to create a closed system, minimising the use of resources and waste, as well as carbon emissions. Many industries are adopting a circular economy principle for their processes.
Genomics – A molecular revolution
Even a year ago, who would have thought that Genomics and the manipulation of genetic material could deliver such meaningful impact? Then came the Covid pandemic and the astonishingly fast and effective development of mRNA vaccines. What would have taken decades has instead delivered results in less than 10 months. Technology is being used for gene editing, testing, and many other applications. Scientists now believe that Genomics, the study of genes, has the potential to revolutionize healthcare.