Posts tagged 'What If'

  • Forum Article

    What if a deadly new virus jumped from animals to humans?

    Nathan Wolfe is Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University and the Chief Executive Officer of… more

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    What if soil runs out?

    John Crawford is Head of Sustainability and Complex Systems in the Charles Perkins Centre, and the Judith and David… more

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    What if there was a large-scale Internet failure?

    Mustaque Ahamad, Computing Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, says that the IT industry puts functionalit… more

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    What if there was no more space in space?

    Brian Weeden is the Technical Advisor for the US Secure World Foundation, which promotes the peaceful and sustainable… more

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    What if space was the next frontier for war?

    Theresa Hitchens has been Director of UNIDIR since January 2009. Previously, she was Director of the US Center for… more

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    What if we lost the use of antibiotics?

    Otto Cars, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University, warns that the days of curing pneumonia and carrying… more

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    What if a hacker caused a large-scale Internet outage?

    Rod Beckstrom on what would happen if the Internet “went dark” – and how to avoid it. The interview… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    What if illicit trade goes unchecked?

    Steven Broad on the impact of the illegal trade in everything from tuna to counterfeit drugs. The interview is part of… more

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    What if women made up half of the world’s decision makers?

    Laura Liswood argues that our ability to solve problems would improve if women were better represented. The interview… more

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    What if there were no more coral reefs?

    The loss of coral reefs could threaten the livelihoods of 500 million people, warns Pavan Sukhdev. The interview is… more

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    What if the Internet collapsed?

    Rob Wainwright, the Director of Europol, on how the infrastructure underpinning the World Wide Web is vulnerable to… more

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    What if globalisation went into reverse?

    Rolf Alter questions whether 150 years of progress could be eroded in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The… more

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    What if there was a global cyber pandemic?

    Robert Madelin on how a cyber attack could threaten the fabric of modern society. The interview is part of the Risk… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Event

    What if oil hit $200 a barrel?

    World Economic Forum on Africa 2012

    09 - 11 May 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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    What if global institutions fail?

    Douglas Rediker on how a smouldering financial crisis could push existing power structures beyond their limits. The… more

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    What if frustrated young people see no alternative to terrorism?

    Ikram ul-Majeed Sehgal, who has rehabilitated former terrorists, on the risks of allowing hopelessness to take root… more

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    What if unemployment threatens our democratic way of life?

    Sharan Burrow warns that we face a downward spiral without coordinated international efforts on job creation, in an… more

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    What if there was a catastrophic volcanic eruption?

    Satoru Nishikawa asks if we are prepared for the ash clouds and climate change that would follow a major eruption. The… more