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The World in 2030

In their predictions for 2030, John Norris envisions a second food revolution that will bring about the worldwide reduction of food loss and waste, while Neera Tanden anticipates high-tech classrooms that will make the U.S. education system more effective and personalized.

Bill Gates, who has remained the world’s richest man, according to Forbes, while giving away his billions, did allow that “you wouldn’t bet all your money” on achieving each of his predictions (he said the two-thirds reduction in maternal mortality was “one of the riskier ones”), but still, he argued, there are a bunch of world-changing slam dunks out there for the doing. With that in mind, Politico Magazine asked 15 other big thinkers and doers for their idea of what will change the world the most in the next 15 years. We got back lots of inspiration—from the transformative power of opening up national borders to the commercialization of the human genome—and one dyspeptic dissenter. Read on, for a sense of the possible in the planet of 2030.

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Susan B. Glasser

John Norris

Senior Fellow; Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative

 (Neera Tanden)

Neera Tanden

Former President and CEO of the Center for American Progress