Dystopia, the opposite of a utopia, describes a place where life is full of hardship and devoid of hope. Analysis of linkages across various global risks reveals a constellation of fiscal, demographic and societal risks signalling a dystopian future for much of humanity.That quote is from the executive summary of this year's Global Risks 2012 - Seventh Edition out of the World Economic Forum last month in Davos, Switzerland.
IMHO the Global Risks Report is consistently one of the most useful and enlightening things to come out of Davos. It is easy to read and has lots of graphics that make a very complex topic digestible – This year it also has a cool new interactive microsite to help you to explore the data.
|Graph of identified risks, focusing on the "centers of gravity" and "critical connectors"|
Some profound insights for any student of Sustainable Human Flourishing - Check it out!