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  • A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in Dunhuang, 950km northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province Technology Pioneers

    14 tech predictions for our world in 2020

    We asked our 2015 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world. From printable organs to the “internet of everywhere”, here are their predictions for our near-term future. The ‘humanized’ internet The evolution of modern connectivity is often… more
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    What role does nature play in economic growth?

    When the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline expires next year, the world will be able to point to several important achievements since their launch in 2000. Extreme poverty has been halved during this period; an estimated 100 million slum-dwellers have gained access to safe drinking… more
  • A worker solders a circuit board at the manufacturing facility of VAS, an Electronics manufacturer in San Diego Technology Pioneers

    The 24 tech companies which are changing your future

    Every year, the World Economic Forum recognises a group of companies whose innovations have the power to change industries and societies. Here is a full list of the Technology Pioneers of 2015. Life Sciences & Health Guardant Health – Guardant Health is a diagnostics company focused on… more
  • Graduate student Katie Bates studies a slice of rodent Parkinsonian brain tissue slices in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL’s School of Pharmacy in London Technology Pioneers

    Meet the Technology Pioneers of 2015

    Much as we recognize the necessity of getting our children vaccinated, few parents enjoy the ritual of holding their infants as a nurse jabs a needle into their arm. How much less stressful it would be if the needle were instead a 1cm-square patch, painlessly applied to the skin. This could soon… more

    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects Italian leaders’ failure to confront the country’s loss of competitiveness; but it is a failure that is widely shared in Europe. When the financial crisis erupted in the fourth… more
  • Water drips from a standing pipe on Boucher Road in Belfast Technology Pioneers

    How data can help to save water

    “Water utility companies are conservative animals,” says Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu. “The water sector isn’t like the internet, where everyone is scrambling to be the first to adopt the latest technologies, and innovators are showered with publicity and awards. In water… more
  • Vapour pours from a steel mill chimney in the industrial town of Port Kembla Forum

    What is carbon-pricing and why do we need it?

    A dangerously warming planet is not only an environmental challenge, it’s a fundamental threat to efforts to end poverty and could put prosperity out of reach of millions of people. If you need further evidence, read the recent Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… more
  • A visitor waves in front of the sensor that triggers the joints of a dummy that is part of “PWM1″, an art creation by Taiwan artist Huang Zan-lun, during the Art Taipei 2010 Forum

    18 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. Two characters matter on Twitter. Why the World Economic Forum switched to @wef from @davos. 2. What happens after the end of history? Danny Quah argues for a radical shift of power towards Asia. 3. Forget the buzzwords and bubbles. There’s nothing trivial about tech, says Shane… more
  • A Google employee works on a laptop in front of a mural of the New York City skyline, at the New York City company office Forum

    What it takes to be a manager

    When I was in college I worked at a bagel place across from Lincoln Center in New York. For a job that paid minimum wage plus a split of the tip jar, it was an awesome place to work. Opera singers would come in and chat all the time, and at the end of the night the restaurant gave us the extra… more
  • An employee checks newly-assembled electric cars to be exported to South America at an electric vehicle factory in Zouping county Forum

    Why agriculture and services are key to development

    The literature on global growth convergence and divergence is vast and deep. And it is still evolving. Some have argued that global growth is actually diverging across countries. Pritchett (1977) called this “divergence, big time”, whereby the living standards of a few countries pulled away… more
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    Five themes for the future of warfare

    The 18th-century German military strategist Carl von Clausewitz defined war as the continuation of politics by different means, and, like the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, believed that securing peace meant preparing for violent conflict. As the world becomes increasingly tumultuous –… more
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    How sanctions can cause financial crisis

    With the crisis in Ukraine intensifying, the United States and the European Union are locked in a battle of wills – and sanctions – with Russia. Indeed, in retaliation for the intensification of Western financial sanctions, Russia has announced a ban on food and agricultural imports from the… more