Allianz Partners’ ‘The World in 2040’ Series has been launched today, as part of the Group’s commitment to anticipating customer needs in the years ahead. The Series examines a wide range of future trends and topics that will impact healthcare, home life, mobility and travel over the next 20 years. This includes how robots and automation will transform everyday living, from work to the home; how multiple medical revolutions will improve and extend life; and the potential impact of driverless and pilotless cars, trains and planes.
Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C assistance and insurance solutions, delivering global protection and care. The Group has commissioned respected Futurologist Ray Hammond to deliver this Series, based on his experience in predicting future trends for almost 40 years. With this Series, Allianz Partners aims to put itself in the shoes of future customers, in order to anticipate their needs and proactively stay ahead of the curve in understanding the trends and innovations that are likely to impact its business.
The Series will take the form of a number of reports, which will be released over the coming months, predicting what the world will look like in 2040 in the context of Allianz Partners’ specific areas of expertise: international health, assistance, automotive and travel insurance.
The first report will focus on the changes expected in healthcare over the next two decades, including vast improvements in the delivery of treatment and access to care. This will be followed by a report looking at how super-smart living will transform the mid-21st century home. The third report in the Series will explore the likely changes in road transportation over the next 20 years. While the final report will examine how the business and leisure traveller experience will evolve in the coming decades in both the developed and developing world.
Speaking about the project, Ray Hammond said: “The world is changing at a rapid pace and the next 20 years will see unprecedented levels of technology development. There will be 9 billion people in the world by 2040. We can expect enormous change to almost every aspect of life between now and then, so it’s extremely timely for Allianz Partners to commission me to deliver this series of reports. The reports present my view on likely future developments and trends, based on my extensive research across a wide range of topics, of relevance to their various lines of business. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this Series and believe it delivers valuable insights.”
The reports have been developed against the backdrop of seven major trends that are expected to shape the future, including:
- Asymmetric global population explosion
- Climate change
- The renewable energy revolution
- Multiple revolutions in healthcare
- Accelerating, exponential information technology development
- The bottom two billion – the world’s poorest people
The Allianz Partners Futurology Series will be available to read in full online here: https://www.allianz-partners.com/en_US/press-and-media/reports/the-world-in-2040.html
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