Realistic hope

Panel Discussion

Realistic hope – How transformation happens faster than one thinks


We are polluting our water; robots will take our jobs; we are eating ourselves to an early death; the old-age pension and health systems are making governments bankrupt, and the immigration crisis is affecting the European integration project. A growing list of nightmares, perfect storms, and global catastrophes fuel fear of the future.

But there is another way of looking at the future. We do not have to be pessimistic or optimistic; we can simply have realistic hope, like future-oriented thinkers and doers who do not ignore reality, but take these challenges into account when exploring the possibility of making a better future for many more generations.