In this Long Now Foundation November 2021 event, Futurist Parag Khanna looked at trends that are shaping the most likely scenarios for our future and asks what map of human geography will emerge.
The map of humanity isn’t settled -- not now, not ever. Driven by global events from conflicts, famine, repression and changing climates - to opportunities for trade, social advancement and freedom of thought - humans have relocated around the globe for millennia.
But what happens when billions of people are on the move? As climate change tips toward full-blown crisis, economies collapse, governments destabilize, and technology disrupts, we’re entering a new age of mass migrations.
Parag Khanna is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a global strategic advisory firm that specializes in data-driven scenarios and visualizations. Khanna is author of numerous books and essays including Move: The Forces Uprooting Us and The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century.