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Dr Andrew Calcutt
journalism and society programme leader at the University of East London, and editor of Rising East
Causality needs to be addressed professionally and societally in order that we may avoid becoming less enlightened in 2024.
Tristram Carfrae
structural engineer
Possible solutions to the issue of world resources have three different dimensions: supply, demand and change in lifestyle.
Professor Peter Cochrane
co-founder of ConceptLabs, and former chief technologist at BT
Our only hope lies with computing power and computer modelling.
Anna Somers Cocks
founding editor and group editorial director of the Art Newspaper, and chair of the Venice in Peril Fund
In the field of journalism, the challenge is whether we are going to be allowed by commercial interests and increasing political pressure to present the true complexity of world events.
David E Cooper
professor of philosophy at Durham University
It is important to expose the illusion that industrial food, with its hidden environmental and medical costs, is cheap, and to challenge the obsession with price as the main determinant of what food to buy.
Thomas Deichmann
editor of Novo
If there is one issue that society should be addressing and confronting in the coming years, it is ‘modern misanthropy’ propagated by a huge opinion industry.
Keith J Devlin
professor of mathematics at Stanford University, executive director of the Centre for the Study of Language and Information, and executive director of Media X
In the twenty-first century, biology and the human sciences will become the primary driving forces for the development and application of new mathematics
Ceri Dingle
director of WORLDwrite, and co-director of ME-WE
Celebrating aspirations for serious material development is summed up by our charity's slogan ‘Ferraris for all’.
Mike Dolan
executive director of the Mobile Operators Association
A key challenge for society will be to learn to accept and embrace this technological innovation fearlessly as it will bring enormous benefits in every aspect of daily life.
Bill Durodié
senior lecturer in risk and security at Cranfield University
Nothing can be resolved without first addressing the profound sense of cynicism and misanthropy within contemporary society.
Marcus du Sautoy
professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, senior media fellow at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and presenter of the BBC4 programme Mind Games
Blue-sky research in abstract mathematics like the prime numbers underpins many of the real world applications on which our modern world depends. The future of science for the next generation depends on nurturing these seeds even if there don’t appear to be obvious short term rewards.
Soumitra Dutta
dean of executive education and Roland Berger professor of business and technology at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, and director of elab@INSEAD
A key focus should be to be clear about our core values and principles and then to use the core values and principles to drive the use of technology within our organizational and societal contexts.
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