AN INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL BUSINESS

Protection

An era of such exciting and disruptive potential.

Keeping resources, property and people safe and in good health, protected from the environment, disease and the passage of time are all imperative for mankind to thrive in the decades ahead. Life expectancy is increasing and there are ever more...

An era of such exciting and disruptive potential.

Keeping resources, property and people safe and in good health, protected from the environment, disease and the passage of time are all imperative for mankind to thrive in the decades ahead. Life expectancy is increasing and there are ever more people on the planet. This will challenge the ability of healthcare systems to make affordable treatment available to everyone. Medical diagnostics and delivery are going through a major rethink. Cyborg sensors can sniff out disease, mobile phones can be used to spot them. We can grow vaccines in plants and organic micro-needles could replace the age-old hypodermic syringe.

We are also entering a new age of materials, where packaging and building fabrics are smarter, use less of our precious resources and are kinder to the environment. With commodity prices tripling in the last ten years there is a need to find high-performing, cost-competitive and lighter-weight replacements.

The exploding pace of advancements in science and technology are fuelling industries that keep us safe. Change is now happening at Internet speed. Three dimensional printing has gone mainstream -- the start of another industrial revolution maybe upon us. While the power of intelligent machines are growing rapidly as their cost collapses.

From the developing to the developed world, innovation is being democratised, barriers are coming down and allowing new discoveries to upset established norms. We have never been in an era of such exciting and disruptive potential.
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