We live in a world in which even the most powerful nation states have acknowledged that the global economy, global health and the global environment require sustained join action.
Global communication - the sharing of knowledge and ideas - has never been easier having taken a quantum leap in the last few years with fiber optics, Moore's Law, the internet and inexpensive smart mobile devices.
Global understanding remains an ongoing challenge for all partners in the global system. Political dynamics remain unpredictable and leadership is required to manage our way through the implications of emergent intelligent systems and a host of other science and technology related subjects.
We face complex existential challenges, but we also have truly boundless opportunities and it is a great time to be alive.