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Introduction to Week 2

Introduction to Week 2

Welcome to week 2, Meeting Global Challenges Part 1. This week you will learn about major global trends in technology.

Obviously, we can’t cover everything you need to know about global trends in one week. However, the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is a term you will be hearing a lot in the next few years. We encourage you to conduct Internet searches to learn more about it.

Technology is an important part of the new normal, and high-tech firms and businesses of all types have a key role to play in helping society cope with these large scale changes. You will also learn about three key soft skills you need to develop as you move into the next phase of your life: embodiment, mindfulness and meditation. Many of you may already have practices that you do on a regular basis. If you do, please feel free to share those with each other in your discussions.

Next week we will explore the following UN SDGs – SDG 13: Climate Change, SDG 14: Life Below Water, and SDG 15: Life on Land.

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