While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.
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The world has never seen anything like this before; it's probably one of the biggest seismic shifts in history.
The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.
I think the reasons for this diminishing confidence are threefold: the reach and intensity of the crisis; the sluggish pace of recovery since then; and the unrealistic expectations that have been placed on economic policies.
Our changing climate is the most pressing challenge we face, but it's also the most compelling opportunity we've ever had.
The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.
There is a battle of ideas taking place within the Arab world, and it is polarizing a region whose long-term outlook remains uncertain.
World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013
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The financial crisis has made obvious the obvious: that we live in a truly new and global world.
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