22 Jan The World Economic Forum – Davos
As the most enviable week of the year descends upon us, in contrary to last year’s topic of Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, the leaders of Davos are discussing the impact of Globalisation.
In our world of incessant spending and manifesting materialism, I wanted to note a few topics and the harsh impact impeding.
Surviving mass adoption- #BlockBaseDavos
The most important issue which has arisen for the success of blockchain and the digital payment system.
Being a decentralized and an open-sourced ecosystem gives value in contribution with potential partnerships and leverage of a bigger pool of talent and community. Some governing bodies, institutions and infrastructures have positioned themselves to create products that have a better chance of mass adoption, however, in contrary some deep rooted democratic leaders fundamentally lack in identifying leaks in its business model and taking early action.
Electricity is more readablily available than ever, or so it seems, the annual investment in 2015 and 2016 was valued at $8bn per year, was injected into grid-connected fossil fuel plants, wind power, and solar photovoltaics. However, connection to the grid is just the beginning, without a sizeable addition of reliable generation capacity, we are still facing complete disproportion, in specific to those located in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mental Health 4.0
The global momentum around mental health offers exciting opportunities, but it also needs to be properly harnessed, as estimated by 2030, the cost to the global economy of all mental health problems could amount to $16 trillion.
Some issues fuelling the crisis are: few commercial incentives for the pharmaceutical industry and inadequate and out dated medical interventions. At the highest levels of government, private sector and civil society, leaders are stepping up to commit to promoting positive dialogues around mental health.
Both anxiety disorders and depression trump the pack in health issues that are falling short of the systems that have not yet adequately responded to the burden of the mental disorders.
These are a mere few topics discussed at the Forum, Corporate Angels are in attendance for all four days and will keep abreast of all discussions, we have all faith in 2019’s transformational impacts of new technologies and data.