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Big questions on the future
Can economists forecast economic crashes?
Do better economic models lead to more accurate forecasting?
Why do people migrate?
Will climate change cause mass migration?
What drives human migration?
How soon will we have zero carbon cars?
When will driverless vehicles become a reality?
What does the future of transport look like?
What is the greatest threat to our food system?
Can we feed the world?
What are 'human security' challenges?
What are human rights for future generations?
How much will an ageing population change our way of life?
How likely are we to live to more than 100?
Why are women in developing countries having fewer children?
Will global birth rates continue to fall?
What are the biggest changes we are seeing in world population?
What is the 'trillionth tonne'?
Can nuclear power meet world energy needs?
Can we have safe nuclear power?
Is there a best case scenario for the future?
What will the future be like?
What are negative emissions technologies?
What is a 'bio-inspired' approach to quantum computing?
What is the promise of quantum computing?
Can GM foods solve food security problems?
Can you have privacy in cyberspace?
What is the role of 'big data' in our future?
What is the future of computing?
Can we have fair, equitable and sustainable economic growth?
Can better economic predictions inform better policy?
Why do we need new ideas in economics?
What is the impact of rising food prices?
Could we have entirely clean energy in five years?
When will we have electricity-producing windows?
Are extreme weather events going to increase?
How do you deal with uncertainty in climate models?
Can nanotechnology help cure cancer?
Why is partnership so important to global health?
How is IT changing the role of a medical doctor?
How can healthcare reach the world's poor?
What will buildings of the future look like?
What will be the pros and cons of city life in the future?
What can the world's forests teach us about climate change?
How can we deal with the challenge of 'data overload'?
Why do we need 'citizen science'?
How can nanotechnology address medical problems?
What are the primary healthcare issues in resource deprived areas?
Why is biodiversity so important for humanity?
How serious is the threat of a future flu pandemic?
How does an interdisciplinary approach help research?
What is the best strategy for stopping the spread of infectious disease?
How can we conserve the planet's biodiversity?
What is the responsibility to protect (R2P)?
Can we eliminate the prospect of cyber attack?
What is geoengineering and what are the risks?
Does tidal power have a role in meeting global energy needs?
Why do we need an Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford?
Can changing our human values create a better future?
What is 'machine intelligence'?
How serious is our exposure to dangerous infections?
Can we create vaccines fast enough for a future pandemic?
How can ideas change the world?
How can stem cells help in the treatment of cancer?
What are stem cells and why are they important for the future of medicine?