Unexpected political decisions, ongoing religious and global conflicts, terrorist threats, a populist-fueled crisis of confidence in existing systems, social media targeting to influence opinions, and the rapid development of new technologies, intelligent systems, and medical treatment options with unclear consequences — all these developments confronts the world with previously unimaginable challenges.
ACADEMIA SUPERIOR has therefore asked the question of whether everything threatens to get out of control. With the goal of developing recommendations for decision-makers in our country, we have sought out extraordinary people to help find ways to gain confidence and scope for the future.
Four topics provide insight into the complexity of the questions that should already occupy us today in order to prepare for the future:
- Politics & Democracy deals with the question of whether democracy is in crisis, how to strengthen its foundations and develop democratic systems.
- Media & Opinion deals with the role of the media in democratic decision-making, filter bubbles and the danger of influencing via „fake news” and social media.
- The chapter Medicine & Nutrition not only talks about new technologies and treatment methods in medicine, but also shows once again that nutritional knowledge is the key to a healthy and long life.
- Artificial & Intelligent are the technologies that will take humanity to the next level: From self-driving cars to a universal translator, the ultimate goal is to make these systems trustworthy and safe.
This publication is only available in German.