“The boundaries of the unthinkable are exceptionally elastic” (Claudio Borio, Bank for International Settlements).
15 main economic and social trends to know towards where we are going
“We will return to the social structure of classical Rome" Francesc Bellavista
“We all know what to do. What we do not know is how to get re-elected after we have done it”. Jean Claude Juncker (President of the European Council).
“Economy has already turned global; but politics has remained as local as before. There is a de-synchronization: no global body can exercise control” Zygmunt Bauman
“There is every chance that the world in 2050 will be richer, more efficient and better managed” (The Economist, “The world in 2050”).
"The current path of globalization demands a course correction, and the inequality that produces, it creates one of the greatest challenges facing our economy and our democracies. Inequality generates a deep sense of injustice." Barack Obama, farewell address in Athens.
“Permanent employment will disappear” Jeremy Rifkin "The end of work” (1995)
"The traditional school has to evolve because it is based on a world that does not exist anymore" Mariano Fernández Enguita. Professor of Sociology.
“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog, and the dog will be there to keep the man from touching the computer /equipment” Warren G. Bennis