ABSTRAKT Magazine No. 10 is available now. Scenarios for future mankind. Our environment has changed hugely over the last 200 years. Affluence has risen all over the globe, the basic needs of a vast majority are satisfied, natural threats have been banished from many places. To some extent, we seem to have conquered the basic principle of evolution – natural selection. At the same time, however, in striving for a risk-free life we have created new threats. For example, the food surplus is leading to an increase in type 2 diabetes because we are still programmed to eat more than our hunger calls for. Digitisation raises stress levels, but not necessarily productivity. What will man’s future look like in the light of this new environment? How far do the natural mechanisms of selection and survival of the fittest still apply? And to what extent can and should we influence our further development?
ABSTRAKT Magazine is a handbook for the future and an inspiration to all those who look beyond the narrow horizons of conventional debates on the future and want to participate actively in designing the world of tomorrow. ABSTRAKT Magazine analyses the importance of new trends to business, science and the public and showcases hypotheses and alternative solutions for the day after tomorrow.
With articles by
Thomas Junker, Gottfried Schatz, Liat Clark, Gerhard Roth, Bruce Sterling and Gerd Folkers.