The Future is Now

Global thinkers of today about the issues of tomorrow

If your time to you is worth savin’. And you better start swimmin’. Or you’ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin.

– Bob Dylan

The future is now. Globalisation and modern technology have influenced our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Silicon Valley’s digital revolution has divided the world into countless political bubbles and political shifts are increasingly difficult to predict. In this highly polarised world it’s almost impossible to have fruitful discussions, let alone agree on anything.

Daan Roovers, ‘Thinker Laureate’ of the Netherlands, invites global thinkers, eminent philosophers and experts to reflect with us on the biggest global challenges of our time. In three episodes we delve into various topics that reflect on the state of the world and try to answer the following questions: What are the challenges ahead? What should we be aware of? Which problems are we overlooking or underestimating? And what should we do to prepare for this?  



ZO 10 FEB. 2019
Anne Applebaum | Propaganda & Fake news 

At the kick-off event of The Future is Now we examine the status of (dis)information and the implosion of trust in democratic institutions. How can we prepare ourselves for the post-fake news age? Our guest speaker is The Atlantic columnist, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, Anne Applebaum.


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