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How Africa’s Economic Ambitions Relate to 6G

There are big plans afoot for Africa's economic development during the 2020s and 2030s. While there are some expected hurdles and opportunities, we explore how economic development can or should relate to the evolution and deployment of 5G and 6G.

Countering the Attention Economy: Taking Back Emotional Control

One of 2021’s hot terms is “metaverse”, an immersive online environment. It has great potential, but there is a clear risk to our emotional wellbeing if its economy is driven by engagement or attention in the way that today’s hyperscalers are. 6GWorld talks to one of the pioneers aiming to take digital services in a different direction.

Automation, Employment & Basic Income

There have been repeated discussions about the role of automation in capitalist economies, especially as it affects the nature and availability of employment. On Saturday 13 February Geoff Crocker spoke to London Futurists about the impacts of automation to date and the potential impact on the economy and work in future.

WEF Global Risks Report 2021 – Digital, Economy, Climate, Social

The 16th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report analyses long term and short term risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment and geopolitical fragmentation. Businesses risk a disorderly shakeout which can exclude large cohorts of workers and companies from the markets of the future. Environmental degradation—still an existential threat to humanity—risks intersecting with societal fractures to bring about severe consequences.

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