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Technology Changes EVERYTHING

… and FAST

What underlying geostrategic and technological shifts will affect our lives and the functioning of the global community by the middle of the 21 st century – and how?

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FORUM analyzes how the rapid digitization of nearly all aspects of our societies affects international affairs. Particularly in the mid-21st century, economic and military power requires technological capabilities. Even more, technology is transforming the meaning and functioning of nations and human communities.

Advances in computing, communications, energy, biotech, manufacturing, and space impact all areas of our societies. They break down traditional boundaries and borders, including the way humans organize themselves in nations and political jurisdictions. Social media and cross-border communication erode and re-define what a community means. And new ways of manufacturing and producing and distributing products and energy changes the way international economic relations are conducted.

Techtonic Shifts

Traditional geopolitics looks at geography, demography, economy, and military factors and how they impact international relations and foreign affairs strategies and decisions. Continued digitization keeps changing all these, mostly via the impact of five technological shifts. We call these “Techtonic Shifts.”

Techtonic Shifts: Introduction

Learn about how the digitization of (near) everything is profoundly affecting geopolitics and the global system.

Technologies Transforming Geopolitics

Learn about the top 10 technologies radically transforming geopolitics, and how they are going it.

Geopolitical Transformations

How technologies upend six key factors of traditional geopolitics.

Techtonic Futures: The Long-Term Effect

How technologies are going to change everything we thought we knew about foreign and global affairs.