Your world
is changing faster
than you can imagine.
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Soon before you realize, the world around you would have changed beyond your imagination.

The cars of the future would take you through the hustle bustle of California streets without a driver. A young kid in Ethiopia will be able to surf internet powered by a balloon flying 20,000 ft above the ground. There would be a strong chance that you would be able to attend the wedding of your grandson's daughter. The policy makers in America would be fighting against the ever growing brain drain to Asia, whereas students living in the villages of Asia would be able to brush up their calculus lessons on a $50 tablet manufactured in India. The farmers in Shenzhen would use their mobile phones as the new digital wallet to buy fertilizers for their farms.

Even after all these changes, our world would be sitting at the ground zero of the infinite possibilities in the future. However, the story of change doesn't end here. There is yet another dimension of the future that needs to be addressed - the unresolved challenges of the present.

The 300 richest people of the world combined are of more worth than the other 3 billion people living on the planet. While the rich sleep over a $175,000 hand-made bed, we have nearly a quarter of world population living under moon led darkness, having deprived of the joy of writing a Christmas Card or reading their children's report cards. Yet another quarter of planet's youth population remains unemployed, whereas almost half of the corporate world continues to struggle in finding the right-skilled entry level workers. Interestingly, nearly half of those currently employed are working in jobs irrelevant to their interest and field, and remain on a perpetual job search. No wonder, too many young people believe that their future is compromised, well indicated by social and political upheavals that we are currently witnessing in more than 80 countries. The chapter of unresolved challenges still doesn't end here. While the inequalities threaten the social fabric of the new world, our insatiable hunger for urbanization in the last 25 years has already melted glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form. With this speed, unfortunately, our next generations will get to see nearly 50% of species worldwide only on papers and computers, and some of them in Zoos, in the best case scenario. The striking irony is that we all know this, but we still continue to conduct a huge, uncontrolled and almost certainly irreversible socio-ecological experiment with the only home we are likely to have.

Clearly, the story of the new world is filled with both incredible opportunities for growth and daunting challenges that could threaten the very possibility of a prosperous and peaceful world. Fortunately, we have a series of world thinkers striving to find answers to such diverse issues as economic growth, education, peace and equality and making sure that none of these issues could lead to an impending crisis in future.

Unfortunately, not many are focusing on an even bigger crisis in making.