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The executive summary outlines 3 key global risk scenarios, which I've paraphrased here:
- Testing Economic and Environmental Resilience: We continue to push our economic systems and the environment to its limits. A simultaneous shock to both could create the perfect storm and overwhelm both.
- Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World: The rapid and widespread dissemination of misinformation could result in a global panic - the dark side of the rapid growth of social media and the democratisation of mass communications.
- The Dangers of Hubris on Human Health: Recent advances in healthcare may have lulled us into a false sense of security, even as we approach the limits of our existing approaches to combating ever mutating threats.