Considering this, the vision of GESDA — to use the future to build the present — raises a series of essential questions about the future of humanity and the main challenges of the 21st century: 1. Who are we, as humans? What does it mean to be human in the era of robots, gene editing and augmented reality? 2. How can we all live together? Which technology deployments can help reduce inequality and foster inclusive development and well-being? 3. How can we ensure the well-being of humankind and the sustainable future of our planet? How can we supply the world population with the necessary food and energy while regenerating our planet?
This has been recognised by GESDA since its formation and is part of its initial roadmap 2020–2022. Answering those questions requires continuous interactions with key thinkers from philosophy, the humanities and the arts, as well as two-way engagements with the broader public.