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Sven Gabor Janszky started fascinating 2b AHEAD long-term study

What will the future look like for children born today? This is the question, Global Topspeaker Sven Gabor Janszky and his colleagues from 2b AHEAD ThinkTank are currently dealing with. The renowned trend research institute now has published the first results of a new long-term study that was started last year. The corresponding podcast shows fascinating scenarios of the future and Sven Gabor Janszky has thus set up an ambitious and unique project in world-wide trend research.

ambitious and unique project in world-wide trend research.The study focuses on ten real children, all born in 2015, that will be accompanied over the next 100 years. A number of different future scenarios, a team of researchers around Sven Gabor Janszky has developed by means of various scientific methods and technologies, will provide insight into the different turns the children’s lives may take. Every year, 2b AHEAD will then publish the latest findings of the study. The preceding statements on the impending future will then be put to the test once more, analysed again and again and revised, if necessary. In the spring of 2018, a book was published on the project as well.

Based on the exemplary development of the children, the long-term study will illustrate the diversity of future life. The focus of the research, however, will always be on the key issues working life, politics, health and medicine. Not only the children’s lives are part of the study but their deaths as well - for it is highly probable that they will become more than 100 years old.

In his new presentation titled “My son, the cyborg”, Global Topspeaker Sven Gabor Janszky also deals with the future of our children and demonstrates in an impressive way what artificial intelligence technologies will determine the life of the next generation – and why we shouldn’t be afraid of them.

In 2b AHEAD’s long-term study, Janszky examines the future biographies of more children of today. Their stories are being told in a podcast comprising 20 exemplary episodes, two of which always give insights into the life of one of the ten protagonists at different moments in time. There’s Smilla, for instance, who, within the frame of a programme, wants to become one of the first inhabitants of Mars, or Ben, who decides on a career as a biologist and programmes new organisms. Four sequences of the podcast are already available online.

For additional information on the current results of the long-term study as well as the podcast, click here.