The Human Side of Global Risks

Systems under stress, technology addiction, automation and workplace stress are all leading to an increasingly anxious, unhappy and lonely world.


For the first time, the 2019 Global Risks Report - published by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Zurich Insurance Group - focuses on the human side of global risks. For many people, this is an increasingly anxious, unhappy and lonely world. Anger is increasing and empathy appears to be in decline. This animated infographic examines the ramifications of complex transformations in three areas— societal, technological and work-related. A common theme is that psychological stress is related to a feeling of lack of control in the face of uncertainty

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