A Look Inside Billionaire’s Future Issue

The Future Issue

WATCH: A flick through Billionaire’s Future Issue.

Our latest issue covers all sorts of interesting topics concerning the future of the planet, from space travel, faux meat, domestic AI and living to 1,000 years old.

If the future is looking a little bleak to you right now, you’re not alone. But the great thing about the future is that we have the power to change it. In this issue of Billionaire we look at the ways our world could evolve and how individuals are shaping the future for the better.

For example, the patent unsustainability of our food supply is a major world threat, with livestock agriculture the biggest polluter on the planet. We look at how a largely vegetarian diet or plant-based meat alternatives, such as that produced by Beyond Meat, as well as up-cycling binned food, could change our trajectory.

In our interview with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he makes his NASA-backed argument that we will be ready to move humans to Mars by 2040. Spurring the move is a handful of billionaires from Richard Branson to Jeff Bezos, all aiming to be the first in the modern ‘Space Race’. And for those whose ambitions don’t run as high, the luxury airship is making a comeback.

Health and longevity concerns everyone. Our children and grandchildren will enjoy such sophisticated medical care they may be able to live to 1,000 years, believes Aubrey de Grey or, if not, have themselves cryogenically frozen until they can.

We are moving from a product-buying society (homes, music CDs, DVDs, cars) to a service-buying society (Airbnb, Spotify, Netflix, Uber) and the same goes for our office space. Savvy millennials are rejecting humdrum office walls in favour of inclusive co-working space, according to Miguel McKelvey, billionaire co-founder of WeWork.

The Arctic is nearing extinction, set for ice-free summers by 2040. Our story on Greenland shows how precarious the planet’s coolbox really is. While the US has pulled back from the Paris agreement, China has taken the lead with a market for trading carbon emissions. But is it too little, too late?

When you look at the future, there’s a lot to be worried about. But by keeping ourselves aware and making the right choices, we can be the change we strive to see.

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