Over the next 20 years, the vast majority of the world’s population growth will occur in the developing world, in nations least capable of supporting this growth politically, environmentally, or economically. The developed world will face its own set of challenges, including declining populations, rising aging segments, and changing migration patterns. other regions of the world.
What will it take to support a global population of some 9.3 billion by the middle of the century? To begin addressing these questions, one must look at the strategic resources of food, water, and energy and the complex interlinkages between them. How leaders meet the challenge of managing these resources will affect economic development, poverty reduction, social welfare, geopolitics, and stability and security the world over.The current migrant crisis, due to wars in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, are manifestations of this problem. This will aggravate.
Computers are becoming faster and more ubiquitous, medical breakthroughs are prolonging and enriching lives, and machines are becoming smaller by the day.
Our world is defined more than ever before by our creation of data, what we do with it, and how we process it. Communication technologies are fueling this evolution by spreading new ideas and innovations to ever-greater numbers of people each day, legally or through intellectual property theft. The best students and entrepreneurs in the world are no longer limited by geography and their countries’ stage of economic development.
it is likely that by 2030 the world will be more economically interdependent than it is today. The BIC countries—Brazil, India, and China—and other rapidly emerging economies will increasingly become the world’s major economic players with respect to both production and consumption.