by | Mohd Hasan Mohd Saaid, firstname.lastname@example.org | Anis Najihah Ahmad | Muhammad Arif Maswadi
In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a Global Risk Report 2018 that outlined 10 future shocks the world population needs to look out for. In brief, these 10 shocks explore possible future crises that might prompt dramatic breakdowns and threaten our world.
Following this, the Global Risk Report 2019 focused on potential rapid and dramatic changes in the systems we currently rely on.
In doing our bit to call more attention to the concerns, for this issue, myForesight® has selected 10 films based on the 10 future shocks as food for thought and action related to society. Each of the 10 films selected here presents a cinematic “what-if” scenario of the shocks, but they are not predictions.
Every one serves as a reminder of the need for us to think creatively about the risks we face and their solutions. To say the least, expect the unexpected. Surely, films are a great way to convey gripping messages of plausible future scenarios, and perhaps, all the questions that these movies have thrown at us need to be addressed with urgency.