This is the key phrase marking the 74th Independence Day this year. The Prime Minister has exhorted us that the next 25 years will be very important for us. This has tempted me to encourage all, young and not so young to forecast what to expect in the future : in 2030, 2040 and 2050 and prepare themselves accordingly. We are even proposing to have a day every year to be celebrated as “ Future Readiness Day” to make sure that we are on course of being “ future ready” for the coming 25 years. There is also a sobering warning from Yuval Noah Harari that we may be rapidly becoming part of the “useless class”.
This is both a National goal and a personal goal for each of us.
The main Drivers of this exponential change are:
- AI and Robotics
- Quantum Technologies
- Climate change
- The changing nature of work
- The emergence of AI-empowered teacher-less education
I am sharing below a playlist of some videos that inform you of the current thinking and developments. I am not drawing any conclusions but suggesting that you draw your own conclusions and plan your strategies on how to make the best of what’s coming. There is an acronym DYOR ( Do your own research) that is prevalent in the world of crypto-currencies. However, the acronym is not a piece of advice exclusive to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. It is also very important in planning one’s future educational and career paths.
1: The WEF’s terrifying vision for 2030: https://youtu.be/4jf0xJlJgIo
( a critical commentary on the video at number 3)
2: The 25 biggest technology trends defining the new decade: https://youtu.be/6JOhemCj5Cs
3: WEF eight predictions for the world in 2030: https://youtu.be/MKwENH-m4oU
4: The world in 2030 by John Andrews: https://youtu.be/TBnNbyi4AN4
5: The world in 2030 by Michigan Kaku : https://youtu.be/219YybX66MY
6: The world in 2030 and 2040: https://youtu.be/h0QjwqLtxLM
7: Our future in 2040: https://youtu.be/wvNKKAFU4oU
8: The world in 2050: https://youtu.be/RNVh_HMX2IY
9: The world in 2050: https://youtu.be/PlSjpRce18s
10: Ten mind blowing technologies that will change the world : https://youtu.be/7vQznLKEfBs
11: The future of education : https://youtu.be/McV9AMV2LiI
12: These will be the ten largest cities in 2030: https://youtube.com/shorts/EKdePZGtXgA?feature=share
13: Two million jobs to disappear by 2030: https://youtu.be/PNWYyaVL01g
14: Humans need not apply : https://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
15: Yuval Noah Harari and the useless class : https://youtu.be/OMDlfNWM1fA
16: The art and Science of trend tracking : https://youtu.be/7boVGRUJ0w0
There are many reports that also anticipate the upcoming challenges and identify the opportunities and paths ahead. The latest in these sets of reports is the sixth assessment report from IPCC ( they were recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007).
Happy Independence Day 2021 and best wishes for thriving and flourishing in the 2030s and beyond.