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New and/or improved methods of generation and transmission could achieve the modest goal of bringing electricity to every household on earth and the greater goal of making the whole carbon issue irrelevant
Patrick Marmion
writer, arts journalist and founder of the Soap Box debating forum
The relationship of the individual and the state needs to be culturally redefined in order to prevent the state defining that relationship by default.
Paul Marquess
managing director of Showrunner at Endemol UK
Creativity is the key – and it’s something television is bad at.
John Martin
British Heart Foundation professor of cardiovascular science at University College London, director of the Centre for for Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, and founder of Ark Therapeutics
In 2024 doctors will have a different position in society and in relation to illness.
Kevin McCullagh
director of Plan
Solutions to a looming identity crisis in design include: a bolder and more discerning approach to innovation, a clear view of Britain’s role in the future global division of creative labour and a new knowledge map of design.
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researcher at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, and veterinary locum
Can we reconcile the principle of animal welfare being paramount with the role of animals in providing for the needs of human society - be it food, sport, companionship or research?
Dr Alan McHughen
biotechnology specialist and geneticist at the University of California in Riverside
Only when people think critically, reject dogmatic beliefs and deploy appropriate technologies can we even contemplate future human generations
Jonathan Meades
writer and broadcaster
The secularisation of society is vital.
Munira Mirza
writer, broadcaster and researcher on multiculturalism and cultural policy
We need to challenge the cautious climate where people are inhibited by speech codes, behavioural guidelines and the fear of causing offence.
David Murphy
professor of experimental medicine at the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology at the University of Bristol
We already have the basic gene manipulation and analysis technologies to learn more about genetic functions and, over the next 18 years, their industrial scale development will provide humanity with a detailed understanding, and hence control, of its physical destiny
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