Human Beings in the Modern World

Theme introduction

The development humankind has made during the last 10.000 years is mind boggling. From hunter-gatherers to the post-modern societies, the progress has been almost uninterrupted throughout the years. What will the next 10.000 years of progress look for the humankind?

Today we understand more about human behavior than ever before, but there are countless unsolved mysteries waiting to be solved. What are the tools and the methods today and tomorrow to recognize the best opportunities and to solve the most fascinating challenges of humanity? How will human behavior change during the coming decades? What can be done to ensure that everyone has the possibility to keep up with the changes?

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