In spring, a good dose of imagination and foresight were the order of the day for the panel who addressed the question of what the world will look like in 100 years.
To mark the publication of 2112 – Die Welt in 100 Jahren (“2112 – The World in 100 Years”), the book’s editor and culture journalist Ernst A. Grandits discussed some visions of the future with a number of personalities who contributed pieces for the anthology. The high-profile panel included Professor Rainer Münz, Stella Rollig, Professor Franz M. Wuketits, Werner Wutscher and Kurt Ebner, Deputy General Manager of Slovakian VIG Group company Kooperativa.
The viewpoints and approaches to this topic, which is connected with every aspect of our lives, were just as diverse as the panel members and their backgrounds. The discussion turned the spotlight on disease and nutrition in the future, as well as demographic change, future approaches to art – with an emphasis on the idea of private as opposed to publicly accessible art – and the development of communities of solidarity.