We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.
The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.
Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.