Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
[*Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation]
"Perhaps most importantly, scenarios give us a new, shared language that deepens our conversations about the future and how we can help to shape it." [p 7]
challenge. The United States's initial policy of "strongly discouraging" citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the #virus not just within the U.S. but across borders." [p 18]
"In many developed countries, enforced cooperation w/ a
suite of new regulations & agreements slowly but steadily restored both order &, importantly, economic #growth."
"Manisha gazed out on the Ganges #River, mesmerized by what she saw... no one could deny that the Ganges was looking more beautiful and healthier than ever." [p 25]
"...cloudy canals have transformed into water crystal clear..."
"In 2017, an international agreement was reached on carbon sequestration... intellectual & financial resources were pooled to build out carbon capture processes... A functioning global cap and trade system was also established."
"An economically unstable and shock-prone world in which governments weaken, criminals thrive, and dangerous innovations emerge"
(Let's hope they are right about this one.)