The World Economic Forum has made health a priority global initiative, recognizing it as central to the Forum’s overall mission to improve the state of the world.
Broadband adoption, technological advances and decreased operating costs have pushed the IT, Telecommunications and Media and Entertainment industries into a period of great flux. As they converge, they are forming a space we could call the Digital Ecosystem.
The scenarios presented here are four very different, challenging yet plausible images of that environment in 2020.
Three scenarios address the challenges to India's future as a global player. Chief among these is the need to build a broadly based dynamic economy that enables all citizens to share in the gains from economic development.
Personal data – digital data created by and about people – is generating a new wave of opportunity for economic and societal value creation. As some put it, personal data will be the new “oil” – a valuable resource of the 21st century.
Three scenarios explore how innovation will transform access to, and delivery of, financial services by 2020, in a globalized world. Will innovation be incremental or fundamental, will it be driven by traditional or new players, and what types of innovation will we see?
This report identifies 3 global scenarios for 2030 and 2 sets of case studies from China and India. These scenarios are designed to challenge current thinking, create new insights, facilitate the debate between key decision-makers and provide momentum for action.
Technology stakeholders and critics were asked in an online
survey to assess scenarios about the future social, political, and
economic impact of the Internet and they said the following:
• The mobile device will be the primary connection tool
Hundreds of internet leaders, activists, builders and commentators were asked about the
effect of the internet on social, political and economic life in the year 2020. The views of
the 742 respondents who completed this survey were varied; there is general agreement
This initial report from the New Financial Architecture was mandated by the Forum’s investors and financial services communities in January 2008 to explore the driving forces that are shaping the global financial system in both the near-term and the long-term, and how these forces might affect go