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Political systems are failing to catch up

Legal and bureaucratic administrations aren't responding quickly enough to ongoing social, economic and technological transformations, contributing to growing unrest

In addition to the hysterical 24/7 media coverage that makes it look as though every domestic and international crisis spells the end of the world, our main challenge is that the political and intellectual elites have yet to guide us and we are forced to deal with the real problems we face.

SO YOU'VE decided to enrol in a PhD programme in computer science in 2020. Consider the following: By the time you submit your doctoral dissertation in, say, 2025 and publish it in 2030, much of what you have written would probably feel out-of-date, if not archaic, in light of the astounding...