Future Society?

A Future Prognosis

Athena @ Shaping Tomorrow

24 March 2023
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Global Voices' work and ethos of openness and human connection remains strikingly relevant in an environment where power and influence risk becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. the weekly ledger
Russian attacks against British undersea cables could be seen as an act of war, as fibre-optic cables connected to the UK transmit roughly 98% of global communications and £7 tn in daily financial transactions, and include special cables jointly owned by Google and Facebook. CapX
With various digital transformations changing how employees communicate, where they live, and how they can work globally, there are risks that they will lose some level of human connection with their coworkers and employers. it World Canada
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
  • We can view sustainability, resilience, adaptation, and regenerative ecosystems that prioritize the well-being of both humanity and the planet through the lens of digital cultural exchange in order to imagine new ways for people to connect and collaborate towards a healthier planetary future.
  • Azerbaijan holds the geographical advantage in the MC and is situated on the East-West trade route, connecting Europe and China, opens up a lot of opportunities. Pakistan Observer
  • Nigeria can develop stronger connectivity by land, air and sea which the growing number of free-trade zones, such as the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos and the Lion Business Park in Enugu will effectively leverage. The Republic
  • Scientists in Brazil have identified a superbug connected to various diseases in both humans and intensive tilapia aquaculture - and it could be caused by illegal waste dumping into the water system. Global Seafood Alliance
  • With the new Congress in 2023, there's going to be pressure on the U.S. administration to begin to completely sever its trade and connectivity with China. The Epoch Times
  • Despite technical and financial limitations, India comes with the potential for energy connectivity and trade. Observer Research Foundation
  • The International North-South Transport Corridor might contribute to connecting Russia with India and other regional markets and diversifying its trade partners. SpecialEurasia
  • If there was progress in connecting the UK and EU emissions trading systems, another TCA commitment, it could address potential issues with a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and facilitate decarbonisation efforts. Brexit & Environment
  • The third category of New International Land-Sea Trade Corridors will pass through Myanmar connecting with Southeast Asian countries and give China access to the Indian Ocean. The Irrawaddy
  • If India was ever to be on the US radar for continuing to maintain connections with countries sanctioned by the US, as it has persisted in doing in recent years with Iran and Russia, there is a danger Britain will interrupt trade relations with India when Washington so demands. FirstPost
  • Greater connectivity between countries means that disaster impacts in one country can affect other parts of the world via at least four types of risk pathways: biophysical, trade, people and financial. UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • The minister of external affairs, India and Egypt have increased their defence and security cooperation and will look at prospects in the areas of connectivity, trade, and renewable energy. MyVooice on OpIndia

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy.

artificial intelligence, 5G, Mars, augmented reality, cell phone, computer
connected, 5G, artificial intelligence, connection, connect, 6G
connect, connected, connection, BRI, bank, community
connect, cost, ambition, connected, connection, downturn
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Ecologists who study disease have known for decades that when disruption of natural ecosystems is combined with large-scale farming - or even just caging animals side by side - and globally connected human populations, new parasites will evolve. Geographical
Limitless connectivity will deliver a revolution in human healthcare; it will enable a world where schools are connected and offer experiential learning in virtual environments. Ericcson
  • TradeGo will be one of the key cross-border services that enables digital connectivity and trade flow between Chinese corporates and financial institutions with their international business partners. Global Trade Review (GTR)
  • SPP is a huge opportunity for DOXA to build connections with international student communities, Norwegian civil society and foundations. STUDENT PEACE PRIZE
  • Bangladesh's seaports have the potential to increase trade and connectivity in six of the seven BIMSTEC member countries. Observer Research Foundation
  • Nigeria can develop stronger connectivity by land, air and sea which the growing number of free-trade zones, such as the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos and the Lion Business Park in Enugu will effectively leverage. The Republic
  • The facility which has been dubbed the largest seaport in West Africa will transform how goods are transported and traded in Nigeria, improving efficiency and connectivity as well as serving as a major booster for economic growth in West Africa. Legit.ng - Nigeria news.
  • Freeport East which is on the world's major trade routes connecting the UK directly with markets around the world will become a world-leading centre for clean energy production, offering a unique set of opportunities and support for investors, traders, manufacturers and suppliers. GOV.UK
  • Integrating virtual humans with mobile health applications opens up new opportunities to connect with veterans and overcome some of the barriers associated with suicide prevention. mHealthIntelligence
  • Globally and locally, we see an opportunity to increase alignment by bringing critical players together, building strategic connections, and strengthening the connective tissue between civil society, government, and the private sector to increase civic engagement. Philanthropy New York
  • Canberra hopes to maintain a delicate balance between trade and cultural connections with China while standing with the US in terms of security and geostrategy. Global Times
  • About GDIP The Global Digital Inclusion Partnership is a coalition of public, private, and civil society organizations working to bring internet connectivity to the global majority and ensure everyone is meaningfully connected by 2030. Global Digital Inclusion Partnership
  • The digitalization of trade connectivity will enhance the development of common information-sharing systems and increase dependence on India. Institute for Security and Development Policy
  • New spaceports are entering operation, cell phone users will soon have connectivity from space, and the Artemis program backed by NASA is one of several ventures that will bring robots (and eventually human crews) to the moon. TechCrunch
Financial Impact
Transactions initiated through connected cars are projected to reach more than $620 billion annually by 2030. Digital Transactions
SK Shieldus, which marks EQT Value-Add Infrastructure's first investment in South Korea, leverages digital and connected infrastructure to deliver services that make Korean society safer from both physical and cyber threats. VietReader
Smart devices connect AI to human problems: According to Statista, the number of internet of things devices worldwide will reach 29 billion IoT devices by 2030. MIT Technology Review
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Global Voices' work and ethos of openness and human connection remains strikingly relevant in an environment where power and influence risk becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. the weekly ledger
Zanzibar will become the world's first smart region powered by World Mobile, connecting businesses, schools and society as a whole. Extensia-ltd
The absence of visual contact with Earth could be expressed in the feeling of connection loss with the home planet, its culture, and society that could cause subsequent depression and motivation decline in astronauts. Frontiers
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New forms of 5G vulnerabilities will emerge; 5G technology will be one of the greatest drivers and revolutions of this decade, enabling the fastest and broadest connectivity for humanity. Vanguard News
The most notable difference between 4G and 5G will be that 5G will act as a gateway for IoT applications delivering the scale and breadth of connected users (human and machine) that can be met on a global scale. Truth Talk UK
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The Connected Intelligent Machines report finds that six in ten of us believe that artificial musicians will be able to outperform humans in the hit charts by 2030 - just imagine something similar to the now-retired French machine-human hybrid Daft Punk.
Global support on connectivity could have immense implications for human capital development, including improving equity for women and youth. chemonics
Fujitsu will continue to promote Hybrid IT to realize digital infrastructure for a connected society, a Key Focus Area under Fujitsu Uvance, Fujitsu's portfolio of global solutions to achieve a sustainable world. SURPERFORMANCE
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Ultimately, the companies that use a social media customer care program to connect and converse in ways that make their brand more human and personalize their customer experience will win in 2023 and beyond. Social Media Examiner
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
Half of all worldwide data traffic over the next five years will be generated not by people, but by connected computerized devices requiring no human intervention. Brookings
Although connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are expected to become increasingly common on the world's roads within the next 10 years, there will however be a great many non-autonomous 'human-driven' vehicles that will remain for the foreseeable future. Traffic Technology Today
How can Connecticut companies connect and best leverage Japanese direct investment and trade opportunities? CBIA
Can there be an emotional connection between humans and robots? Robonomics Network
Can artificial intelligence strengthen human connections by improving public speaking? GeekWire
How do we usher in the promise of a connected society without exposing us to its dangers? Forbes
How do complex human experiences such as falling in love or feeling a connection to nature or appreciating beauty emerge from the material brain - a collection of atoms and molecules? The Atlantic
How can architecture make society more connected? OpenMind
Has the explosion in connectivity and social media services been effective in conveying the message of the Iranian people, who want the world to know about their desire for freedom and human rights? American Thinker
What would happen if Neuralink's technology were connected to a human brain? ITU Hub
What if we could pursue humanity's dream of flight and need for connection in a way that radically reduces its impacts on our planet? Connected Places Catapult
What do we know about the connections between regenerative agriculture and human health? croataninstitute.org
AI content will lack the human emotion and connections that longer form creative campaigns require - it's OK for traffic driving optimisation in performance ads, but brand building? Creativebrief
As the world becomes increasingly connected, will technology free the human race and solve the age-old problems of the world? Rapture and End Times
Will a new system fit easily into the existing infrastructure, will it easily connect to an existing safety database and CTMS, and will it be intuitive enough not to cause interruptions in human adoption? Drug Development and Delivery
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