Wed, 25 May 2016
CW 678 - Parag Khanna - Connectography, Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, CNN Global contributor, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Asia & Globalisation at National University of Singapore
Today’s guest, Parag Khanna is a best-selling author in addition to being a CNN Global contributor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Asia & Globalisation at the National University of Singapore. He shares with us many of the facts and figures behind his new book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization. His book highlights what he believes to be the two major irreversible, mega-trends of humanity, urbanization and infrastructural connectivity. When discussing the U.S., Mr. Khanna says the U.S. should be re-mapped physically and better internet connectivity and better transport systems should be put into place in the next 5-10 years.
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Parag Khanna Guest Interview:
[11:55] What does the term Connectography mean and how does connectivity alter our destiny?
[13:58] The more connectivity we build the better the outcome is for the whole world.
[18:19] Domestic inequality causes a friction that better connectivity could alleviate.
[22:14] Parag believes the U.S. should be re-mapped physically.
[24:19] There are unbelievable benefits to spreading low-cost mobile, smartphones.
[25:14] The Connectography book comments on the two big irreversible mega-trends of humanity, urbanization and infrastructural connectivity.
[29:42] Engaging and connecting to North Korea may make it a more peaceful place.
[35:22] Contact information for Parag Khanna.
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