Opening the doors of the Kurzweilian world — defined by technological singularity, transhumanism, artificial intelligence — might we enter the Orwellian world? Let’s hope not. However, if we start listing the major global trends that will sh ape our coming years, we find that their complexity is unfathomable even if we ask the question they imply how will these inherently unpredictable processes interact with each other? The list of challenges that await us is long. Climate change and the mig ration that stems from it, as well as global health concerns, or potential pandemics. Changes in the geopolit cal and strategic status quo, possible new alliances, a new Cold War, or even World War III. Reshaping of the international economic environment and networks. New technologies with their unpredictable effects. And consequently, political uncertainty that is managed by a strong authoritarian leadership in Asia and alternately by a weakening institutional system in the Western world.