“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
"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
“The main concern is that neither governments nor civil society will be capable of mitigating the great economic inequalities that the fourth industrial revolution will create.” Klaus Schwab on “The fourth industrial revolution”.
Government’s point of view on the economy could be summarized in a few short sentences: “if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it and if it stops moving subsidize it”. Ronald Reagan
“Fifteen years ago your Mum was the person in the world that knew you best, today are Facebook and Google” (Xavier Sirvent).
“We will lose the battle against machines” (Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder).
“Real progress is the one that puts Technology within everyone’s reach”. Henry Ford.
“The Paris deal puts the fossil fuel industry on the wrong side of history”. (Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace)