20/05/2013

WHAT about the future: Noam Chomsky

‘The future is not a pretty picture’.

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political critic and activist, he is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics he has written on war, politics and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books, including the influential ‘Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media’ with Edward S. Herman in 1988. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the ‘World’s top public intellectual’ in a 2005 poll. Chomsky has been described as the ‘father of modern linguistics’ and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics and psychology. He is credited as the creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and co-creator of the Chomsky–Schützenberger theorem. After the publication of his first book on linguistics, Chomsky became a prominent critic of the Vietnam War, and since then has continued to publish books of political criticism. He has become well known for his critiques of US foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. He describes his views as ‘fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism’, and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. He is a member of the union IWW, Industrials Workers of the World.

WHAT sobre el futuro: José Luis CabezaWHAT about the future: José Luis Cabeza
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WHAT about the future: José Luis Cabeza

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‘A poet friend says that they call wellbeing to this slavery’. Poet, cultural agitator, artist specialized in oral literature, pioneer and ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Jessica FaietaWHAT about the future: Jessica Faieta
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WHAT about the future: Jessica Faieta

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‘I hope the awareness of people earn to awareness of corporations, which is inhuman’. Since October 2012 has been Deputy Assistant ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Carmen LópezWHAT about the future: Carmen López
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WHAT about the future: Carmen López

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‘We are being spectators of a legal violence’. She is 46 years old, was born in a village of La Mancha, lives in Madrid and spend her days ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier NietoWHAT about the future: Javier Nieto
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WHAT about the future: Javier Nieto

Society

‘I like the future I see’. He studied law, philosophy and business administration. PhD in Management by ESADE, where he has been teaching ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Mark JohnsonWHAT about the future: Mark Johnson
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WHAT about the future: Mark Johnson

Society

‘I think this is an amazing time to be alive’. A Grammy Award winning producer/engineer and Award winning film director, for over a decade Mark ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Ugo BlancoWHAT about the future: Ugo Blanco
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WHAT about the future: Ugo Blanco

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‘Whenever we buy, we vote’. Degree in political sciences, also has two masters: one in cooperation and development and the other in human ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Cristina BenaventeWHAT about the future: Cristina Benavente
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WHAT about the future: Cristina Benavente

Society

‘One advantage of the crisis is that we will get used to living with less’. She works as a hostess in Iberia for 15 years and has not had other ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Antonio López-GuitiánWHAT about the future: Antonio López-Guitián
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WHAT about the future: Antonio López-Guitián

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‘In these times, thinking is considered a bore’. He studied French literature in Toulouse and his first contact with the world of communication ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: José Vives RegoWHAT about the future: José Vives Rego
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WHAT about the future: José Vives Rego

Environment

‘There is no worst corruption that to have inherited a wonderful planet and leave it dirty, intoxicated and resourceless’. Emeritus Professor ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Esperanza SpaldingWHAT about the future: Esperanza Spalding
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WHAT about the future: Esperanza Spalding

Environment

‘The bees build beehives and we built this society’. Singer, bassist and American jazz composer, she was awarded with the Grammy for the Best ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Daniel BlancoWHAT about the future: Daniel Blanco
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WHAT about the future: Daniel Blanco

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‘Each of us must participate in social change from our own field’. Sculptor training, he works in digital environments for advertising since ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Sabino MéndezWHAT about the future: Sabino Méndez
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WHAT about the future: Sabino Méndez

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‘Artists are like the old watchmen who warn of what threatens the tribe’. Rock composer and writer, began his musical career in Barcelona in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Francesc GranjaWHAT about the future: Francesc Granja
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WHAT about the future: Francesc Granja

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‘Experience tells me that the connection between people exists’. Besides writing, converse in a genuine way and collaborate academically with ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Carmen VicenteWHAT about the future: Carmen Vicente
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WHAT about the future: Carmen Vicente

Environment

‘The future is a return to the land’. Medicine woman of the border between Ecuador and Peru, she carries the Sacred Art of the Altars and is ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Felipe Vara de ReyWHAT about the future: Felipe Vara de Rey
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WHAT about the future: Felipe Vara de Rey

Society

‘The future is uncertain, and that is positive’. Spanish writer and director based for three years in New York, is completing the ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier CreusWHAT about the future: Javier Creus
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WHAT about the future: Javier Creus

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‘Money just is not what it was’. Founder of Ideas for Change, a strategic think-tank for clients such as Telefónica, Open University of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Lluís LleóWHAT about the future: Lluís Lleó
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WHAT about the future: Lluís Lleó

Society

‘Everything good and everything bad is forged in education’. Son and grandson of painters, he was born in Barcelona and lives and works in New ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Jaime PastorWHAT about the future: Jaime Pastor
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WHAT about the future: Jaime Pastor

Society

‘The society of the future must overcome social injustice’. Degree in Sociology at the University of Paris-VIII and Doctor of Political ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Victoria BermejoWHAT about the future: Victoria Bermejo
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WHAT about the future: Victoria Bermejo

Individual

‘I would love a future with everyone dedicated to pleasure 24 hours a day.’ Born in Barcelona, she writes stories since she was four years old. ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Encarna LorenteWHAT about the future: Encarna Lorente
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WHAT about the future: Encarna Lorente

Individual

‘The future is in the awareness of what essentially we are in essence’. Degree in nursing, at the age of 17 Encarna left his native Granada to ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Víctor MagroWHAT about the future: Víctor Magro
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WHAT about the future: Víctor Magro

Individual

‘The future is the result of imagination’. Spanish composer and musician based in New York City, his work focuses mainly on audiovisual media, ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Ravi KarkaraWHAT about the future: Ravi Karkara
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WHAT about the future: Ravi Karkara

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‘What I like to see in the future is more equality, more social inclusion’. Ravi is a global advocate on human rights and human capability ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Eric KluinWHAT about the future: Eric Kluin
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WHAT about the future: Eric Kluin

Society

‘Only shame can stop the powerful, and apparently they do not have it’. Former University of Michigan art student, Eric Kluin can be found ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Pedro Mateu-GelabertWHAT about the future: Pedro Mateu-Gelabert
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WHAT about the future: Pedro Mateu-Gelabert

Society

‘The future is a return to feudalism’. PhD in sociology, specialized in urban ethnography. With over 15 years experience in qualitative ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: George Gray MolinaWHAT about the future: George Gray Molina
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WHAT about the future: George Gray Molina

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‘Freedom as we know it, without limits, will not exist in 30 or 50 years’. Chief Economist in the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Carlos A. RoldánWHAT about the future: Carlos A. Roldán
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WHAT about the future: Carlos A. Roldán

Society

‘To survive, we have to replace competition for collaboration’. A Computer engineer, he has worked for over 40 years in several areas within ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Álex RoviraWHAT about the future: Álex Rovira
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WHAT about the future: Álex Rovira

Individual

‘Essential change passes through every single person taking extraordinary good care of his plot’. Entrepreneur, writer, economist, ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Gerardo CasaliWHAT about the future: Gerardo Casali
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WHAT about the future: Gerardo Casali

Individual

‘I think hope is not good’. After failing as a mechanic bungler, he co-founded the company El Teatro Que Viene (Theatre that comes), creating ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: David BarbaWHAT about the future: David Barba
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WHAT about the future: David Barba

Society

‘We have reached a point where a tree, instead of something sacred, is a potentially Ikea furniture’. Journalist, writer, editor and cultural ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Marta FiguerasWHAT about the future: Marta Figueras
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WHAT about the future: Marta Figueras

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‘One thing we would have to change immediately to improve the future is our political class’. Films and documentaries producer, her most ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Verónica PalliniWHAT about the future: Verónica Pallini
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WHAT about the future: Verónica Pallini

Individual

‘I imagine the future with a different education’. BA in Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires, currently performs a doctorate in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Iván de CristóbalWHAT about the future: Iván de Cristóbal
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WHAT about the future: Iván de Cristóbal

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‘The change, or the seed of change, has already happened’. Economist, filmmaker and media expert, and not necessarily in that order, has spent ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier MariscalWHAT about the future: Javier Mariscal
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WHAT about the future: Javier Mariscal

Society

‘Society evolves through culture and communication’. Artist and designer, born in Valencia and in the early 70′s he moved to Barcelona to ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Raimon MiretWHAT about the future: Raimon Miret
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WHAT about the future: Raimon Miret

Society

‘We are creating crisis environments in sufficient areas —religious, political, economic— to breaking the toy’. Engineer by training and ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier ColomoWHAT about the future: Javier Colomo
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WHAT about the future: Javier Colomo

Individual

‘History shows that humans always just overcoming the greatest catastrophes’. Industrial engineer from the University of the Basque Country ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Borja VilasecaWHAT about the future: Borja Vilaseca
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WHAT about the future: Borja Vilaseca

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‘We are going to a world in which there will be less excuses to avoid responsibilities’. As a journalist he has specialized in issues of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Albert CostaWHAT about the future: Albert Costa
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WHAT about the future: Albert Costa

Individual

‘To have a good future you have to learn from the mistakes you’ve made in the past’. Tennis Player retired in 2006, his most outstanding ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Roy LittlesunWHAT about the future: Roy Littlesun
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WHAT about the future: Roy Littlesun

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‘Cooking is the highest form of alchemy’. At 73, Roy Littlesun is a farmer, teacher, healer and spiritual guide, heir to the tradition of the ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Christián Carles TolraWHAT about the future: Christián Carles Tolra
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WHAT about the future: Christián Carles Tolra

Individual

‘When you change, the environment is bound to change’. Born in Madrid, he moved to Barcelona at age of seven and at nine moved again to live in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Bigas LunaWHAT about the future: Bigas Luna
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WHAT about the future: Bigas Luna

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‘Democracy is a wonderful thing, but we have learned to manipulate it’. Writer and filmmaker, he studied industrial design and economy and in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Miriam SubiranaWHAT about the future: Miriam Subirana
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WHAT about the future: Miriam Subirana

Individual

‘Suffering will rebuild our way of relating’. Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and trained at the California College of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Mikel López IturriagaWHAT about the future: Mikel López Iturriaga
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WHAT about the future: Mikel López Iturriaga

Society

‘I would like a future with a lap down, on one hand, and a step forward on the other’. Born in Bilbao, capital of the world, from early ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Miquel BrugueraWHAT about the future: Miquel Bruguera
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WHAT about the future: Miquel Bruguera

Society

‘Young people have a future darker than my generation did’. Doctor specializing in hepatology. In 1965 he graduated in medicine at the ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Sergio AbanadesWHAT about the future: Sergio Abanades
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WHAT about the future: Sergio Abanades

Individual

‘The current society is seriously ill’. Degree in medicine and surgery from the University Complutense of Madrid, specialized in clinical ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Toni SegarraWHAT about the future: Toni Segarra
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WHAT about the future: Toni Segarra

Society

‘I think we will come out from this situation being fairly more human’. Bachelor in Hispanic studies, he started his career in advertising at ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Toshiro KanamoriWHAT about the future: Toshiro Kanamori
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WHAT about the future: Toshiro Kanamori

Individual

‘Happiness comes from the connection between human beings’. After practicing as a primary school teacher for 38 years at different schools, ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Sergio DuranyWHAT about the future: Sergio Durany
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WHAT about the future: Sergio Durany

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‘Here we talk about not consume while in other countries are starving.’ Founder of Natura, a company specializing in the marketing of exotic ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier FausWHAT about the future: Javier Faus
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WHAT about the future: Javier Faus

Society

‘In the last 300 years we have lived in a Eurocentric world, and it is over’. Law degree from the University of Barcelona, Masters in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Jorge Pérez CalvoWHAT about the future: Jorge Pérez Calvo
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WHAT about the future: Jorge Pérez Calvo

Environment

‘One thing is that we can eat anything, and another is that anything can be our daily food’. Doctor by the Autonomous University of Barcelona ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Risto MejideWHAT about the future: Risto Mejide
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WHAT about the future: Risto Mejide

Individual

‘In the future the emotion will be the medium, and hopefully that will bring a more human world’. Bachelor of Business Administration and ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Albert SoléWHAT about the future: Albert Solé
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WHAT about the future: Albert Solé

Society

‘If we fail to improve the collective consciousness, we will end by smackings’. He has a bachelor of Information Science and worked for years ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Josep OlivesWHAT about the future: Josep Olives
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WHAT about the future: Josep Olives

Individual

‘There is no other way to change the world but each changed himself’. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, professor of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Enrique MariscalWHAT about the future: Enrique Mariscal
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WHAT about the future: Enrique Mariscal

Individual

‘The future is not inevitable, we can invent it’. Professor of philosophy and degree in psychology and educational sciences from the National ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: José Antonio BuenoWHAT about the future: José Antonio Bueno
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WHAT about the future: José Antonio Bueno

Society

‘What is happening with European debt is absolutely immoral’. He studied industrial engineering, but his career has developed as a strategic ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Íñigo BabotWHAT about the future: Íñigo Babot
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WHAT about the future: Íñigo Babot

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‘The vast majority of people in the Third World has no education because political leaders do not care that they might have’. Industrial ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Oscar AguerWHAT about the future: Oscar Aguer
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WHAT about the future: Oscar Aguer

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‘The education of the future, especially university, should focus on specialization’. Oscar Aguer is CEO of the UOC (Open University of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Andrés Martín AsueroWHAT about the future: Andrés Martín Asuero
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WHAT about the future: Andrés Martín Asuero

Environment

‘When we really start to see the world as a system, we will not longer be able to think that if I am doing well, the world is good’. With a ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Benedetta TagliabueWHAT about the future: Benedetta Tagliabue
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WHAT about the future: Benedetta Tagliabue

Environment

‘What I would really like for the future is a change in Humanity’s consciousness’. She studied Architecture at the Istituto Universtario ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Begoña RománWHAT about the future: Begoña Román
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WHAT about the future: Begoña Román

Society

‘It is necessary to recover the spirituality, but not focused on temples and churches, but in essence: the link with future generations and ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Alexander Bastidas FryWHAT about the future: Alexander Bastidas Fry
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WHAT about the future: Alexander Bastidas Fry

Environment

‘I don’t think any astronomer thinks we are alone in the Universe’. Alexander is a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Manuel CruzWHAT about the future: Manuel Cruz
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WHAT about the future: Manuel Cruz

Society

‘It has disappeared from our horizon the idea that the social order of the world could be another’. Philosopher, professor of contemporary ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Ana BarandaWHAT about the future: Ana Baranda
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WHAT about the future: Ana Baranda

Society

‘Finances are not the primary value for most people, and when they see that for leaders seems to be the only, the indignation ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Joan MajóWHAT about the future: Joan Majó
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WHAT about the future: Joan Majó

Society

‘Individualism as a standard of behavior will need to be corrected’. Businessman, politician and PhD in industrial engineering from the ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Javier CurtichsWHAT about the future: Javier Curtichs
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WHAT about the future: Javier Curtichs

Society

‘Thanks to the connectivity, marketing of honesty is coming’. Prior to founding Tinkle, he was CEO of Burson-Marsteller for Spain and Portugal, ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Marcel CoderchWHAT about the future: Marcel Coderch
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WHAT about the future: Marcel Coderch

Environment

‘The future will be sustainable or it won’t be’. Energy sustainability and economic growth expert, Marcel Coderch is a Telecommunications ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Upendra AryaWHAT about the future: Upendra Arya
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WHAT about the future: Upendra Arya

Individual

‘The system will change quite sure if we want it changes’. Born in New Delhi, India, in 1976. At eight he was interned in a traditional Vedic ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Juan Antonio MeléWHAT about the future: Juan Antonio Melé
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WHAT about the future: Juan Antonio Melé

Individual

After 30 years as a regional director for Catalunya and the Balearic Island at Caixa Catalunya, Triodos Bank, an ethic bank with more than 30 years of ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Gonzalo Tomás LaboriWHAT about the future: Gonzalo Tomás Labori
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WHAT about the future: Gonzalo Tomás Labori

Society

‘We are moving from an industrial society to an information society’. He is currently finishing his degree at Fordham Business School in New ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Paulo CoelhoWHAT about the future: Paulo Coelho
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WHAT about the future: Paulo Coelho

Society

‘If we do not take our individual responsibility, we will end up in the hands of the authority and the power’. One of the most read writers in ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Montxo AlgoraWHAT about the future: Montxo Algora
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WHAT about the future: Montxo Algora

Society

‘The power of machines is going to be so tremendous that we better start thinking what we are going to do with them’. Montxo Algora studied at ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Ima SanchísWHAT about the future: Ima Sanchís
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WHAT about the future: Ima Sanchís

Individual

‘The knowledge and the awareness of what we are are going to change our way of being in the world’. She began as a journalist when she was 17 ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Juli CapellaWHAT about the future: Juli Capella
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WHAT about the future: Juli Capella

Environment

‘I think it’s worth worrying about the future, because if not, others do and it’s worse’. Juli Capella has focused his career on the ...

WHAT sobre el futuro: Thubten WangchenWHAT about the future: Thubten Wangchen
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WHAT about the future: Thubten Wangchen

Individual

‘Young people are the future’. Born in 1954 in Tibet, at age of five had to leave their country because of the Chinese invasion. Shortly after, ...

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