Scenario 03:2017

Towards the year 2100, 75 percent of the world’s population growth will occur in Africa. For a continent with a history of political war, instability and poverty, the high population growth is worrisome. Yet, there are also signs that point to a more positive future, for instance when it comes to economic growth. How Africa manages the coming population boom will have consequences that reach far beyond the continent’s borders. Other topics and articles in this issue: The Porcupine Dilemma / The Privacy Paradox Explained / The Post-Reality Society / Trappist Planets / A Third World War / Daniel Dennett’s Machine Mind / Future Banking / Hyperreality and the Virtual Borderlands / 3D Printing: Evaluating the Hype / Creepypasta / Photo Series: Blind Photography by Gerardo Nigenda / Futures Past: The King’s Oak / Blogs, Books, Podcasts / Tech / Trends, Ideas, Visions and more…

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