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While many universities used technology as a stopgap measure to continue the delivery of education during the pandemic, few are reassessing what long-term measures are necessary to make their institutions more resilient in the face of future crises

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The private sector has witnessed a dramatic acceleration in the pace of digital transformation over the last two years, driven in large part by the pandemic. Businesses everywhere are using new technologies to become more resilient and adaptable.

Africa’s quest for lasting and sustainable prosperity was dealt a massive blow by the Covid crisis of 2020. The African Development Bank estimates that the continent’s economy contracted by 2.1 percent last year, a sharp contrast from 3 percent growt

Future & Progress
April 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence will be both an aid and a threat to humanity, according to tech and space entrepreneur Elon Musk, who says that in the near future having a discussion with an artificial intelligent machine would be like “being visited by supe

Future & Progress
March 12, 2018

There is no shortage of hype and speculation surrounding the value of bitcoin. The virtual currency is either the next big thing or simply the latest in a long line of tech bubbles soon to burst, depending on your point of view.

Future & Progress
March 12, 2018

Bitcoin has enjoyed a startling rise in value since it first appeared in 2009. Then it was valued at $0.5cents. It hit a high of just above $18,000 per coin in December 2017, but it is highly volatile and fell by more than $4,000 in one week.

Future & Progress
December 7, 2017

Hearing loss is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, affecting over 360 million people, but the greatest burden of hearing loss is in developing world regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia, and the Asia Pacific – home to

Future & Progress
December 7, 2017

"For common sense to be effective it needs to be amenable to answer a variety of hypotheticals — a faculty that we call imagination."

Future & Progress
December 7, 2017

Researchers from NASA's Goddard Institute have proposed a new way of looking at the habitability of exoplanets. Instead of relying on the usual one-dimensional approach, they considered observing a candidate planet using three dimensions.

Future & Progress
December 7, 2017

At the Oak Ridge National Labs, experts are building what's expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world — or at least, in the U.S. Built together with IBM and powered by NVIDIA, the Summit supercomputer will be operational in 2018.

Future & Progress
December 6, 2017

New research has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data — one that could overcome fundamental limits that might otherwise be signaling the end of “Moore’s Law,” whic

Future & Progress
December 5, 2017

When the last mine in the small town of Cinovic in the Czech Republic closed in 1993, not only did the workers lose their jobs, the region lost an major economic lifeline.

It’s Time for a New Social Contract

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As another turbulent year drew to a close and we brace for continued uncertainty, I ask with great urgency that we reexamine the system that binds us together. The construct of the current system could deteriorate completely unless we act now to fund

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Government in 2071 is an initiative launched by the World Government Summit with the vision of preparing governments for the future.

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The Coffee Table Book captures all the highlights of the World Government Summit, including briefings on the sessions, sideline activities, awards, discussions and exchanges that happen over the course of the event.