Will Africa Rise?

Africa is not a single homogenous territory - it has over 50 unique countries, each with their own unique trials and tribulations. However, it is still interesting to explore their somewhat common history as well as the trends, challenges and potential strategies that may shape the region over the coming decades.

Is big tech too big?

Are a few dominant technology companies really taking increasing control of our lives? Are the ‘big tech’ companies really as problematic as the media and our friends suggest? Do we need entirely new frameworks for regulating these giants? If so, what would the frameworks look like?

Space Exploration and Colonization

Should we be investing large sums of money in developing space exploration technologies? Should we even be interested in space? What framework can we use to guide our decisions of the space race of the 21st century? Will this new space race be driven by tensions between the USA and China or competition between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos?

The Genetic Revolution

Should we really be concerned about the prospect of designer babies? How can the benefits of genetic engineering shared by all? Where are the most likely places that genetic engineering will benefit our lives in the near future?

The Future of Work

Will automation create mass unemployment? How should the education system transform to support the labor market of the future? How can governments deal with a worst-case-scenario world where a majority of the population may be rendered irrelevant?