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The world ahead from Economist Radio

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This future-gazing series examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Not all of them will come to pass, but thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead.

This future-gazing series examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Not all of them will come to pass, but thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead.
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This future-gazing series examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Not all of them will come to pass, but thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead.

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English


Episodes

The world ahead: Sunshady business

7/29/2019
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If efforts to cut emissions fall short, might some nations resort to solar geoengineering — building a sunshade in the stratosphere — to buy more time? Also, what if Facebook blocked Europeans from using its services? Tom Standage hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:39

The World ahead: In the Sharenthood

6/24/2019
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What if America decided to pull out of NATO? And a trip to 2029 to report on a landmark case in which parents are required to pay damages for sharing images of their children online, and refusing to take them down when the children grow up. Tom Standage hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:29

The world ahead: Food for thought

5/27/2019
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After the successful stockmarket flotation of Beyond Meat, maker of the Beyond Burger, we assess the potential impact of meat substitutes on global meat consumption. Also, is space tourism about to take off? And what can be done to preserve indigenous languages for future generations. Tom Standage hosts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:56

The world ahead: When the drugs don't work

4/29/2019
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In this edition of The world ahead we examine a possible future where antibiotics no longer work. What causes such antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and what can be done to remedy it? And in another health-care scenario, we examine technology's potential to address the global shortage of medical staff. Anne McElvoy hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:14

The world ahead: Slow social

3/22/2019
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In this episode we discuss why, after years of trying to make their products as addictive as possible, social-media companies are now heading in the opposite direction. We look forward to key dates later this year for elections, Chinese anniversaries and historic figures. And we ask what the former headmaster of Eton College is bringing to China’s educational system. Tom Standage hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:24:45

The world ahead: Shifting sands of the Sahel

2/22/2019
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In this episode of our future-gazing podcast we discuss how an often-ignored region in Africa seems set grow in prominence, for the wrong reasons. Professor Stephen Hsu discusses the implications of genomic risk-scoring in health care. And we look at the rise of the couture designer in China. Tom Standage hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:02

The world ahead: Regulating AI

1/24/2019
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In this episode we discuss what the future holds for the regulation of artificial intelligence. Is populism on the rise in Canada and will it impact Justin Trudeau's chances of re-election? And does China’s new record-breaking bridge really bring it closer to Hong Kong? Anne McElvoy hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:56

The world ahead: Will you (not) marry me?

12/21/2018
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Why will civil partnerships become more common – among straight people? What will the future look like for CCTV surveillance? Also, the business opportunities in North America for retailing cannabis. Simon Long hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:20

The world ahead: Move over, baby boomers

11/27/2018
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What will America's political landscape look like once millennials outnumber the baby-boom generation? 2019 will also see a triumphant return to the moon. And how Japan is hoping to attract even more tourists. Anne McElvoy hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC x 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:13

The world ahead: Universal lessons

10/25/2018
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What would it look like if every child around the world attended school? And we also consider how far the ‘gig economy’ can go. Also, we ask the question: what foodstuff will be sustaining mankind in the future? Hal Hodson hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC by 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:14

The world ahead: Xi’s world order

10/4/2018
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What would the world look like if China made the international rules? Also, what if actors were replaced by digital versions of themselves? We also consider how the future is framed for eyewear. Anne McElvoy hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:12

The world ahead: Generation XX

8/15/2018
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What would the world look like if 50% of CEOs were women, and what would have to change to make this possible? We also consider a future in which drones police the oceans, making it harder to get away with lawlessness at sea. Tom Standage hosts Music by Chris Zabriskie "Candlepower" (CC by 4.0) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:14:55

The world ahead: Trailer

7/5/2018
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Coming soon: a new future-gazing series from The Economist that examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:01:20