Ian Goldin is a Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He released his new book co-written with Robert Muggah: “Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years” on the 27th August 2020.
Uniting the results of cutting-edge science and decades of meticulous research, the book maps the future of our planet, the impact of humanity and innovative solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s most pressing issues.
- 00:16 –What would you say are the key insights into the future that readers can gain from your book?
- 01:16 –A pertinent question to any contemporary business is how do we navigate these uncertain times, what would be your advice to those looking for such guidance?
- 02:25 – In your new book you have cultivated maps to survive the next 100 years, but would there be a significance in mapping the past 100 years?
- 03:15 – With unpredictable disasters such as COVID-19 providing sudden changes to the environment, as reported for example in China and Venice, would this change the future map?
- 04:45 – Do you believe that if the maps available now, such as the one by John Hopkins University tracking the evolution of the virus, were familiar to policy makers at the beginning of the pandemic it would have impacted their response and results?
- 05:37 – With reports of unreliable data and governments distorting the information they publish, how do you think the biased reporting of information has influenced how we can map the pandemic?
- 06:42 –With the world continually advancing around us, the task of mapping it is an endless process. Have the events which have occurred since the book release inspired any ideas for new maps that you want to create?
- 07:53 – Can you think of any maps which you have created that, to you, hold a particularly strong value, say for what they were able to show or the topic they explored