08 Society | A world in transition
Our world is characterised by increasingly global integration of commerce, politics, culture, law and communications. Traditional relationships between individuals, institutions, societies and nation states are changing. The causes include technical advancements, but also the further liberalisation of global commerce and facilitation of worldwide migration. We are learning more and more about the inherent foundations of human intelligence, emotions, and behaviour, of course. However, the evolution of cognitive, social and political coexistence is unpredictable. The humanities and human sciences are also contributing evidence-based diagnoses so that individuals as well as entire societies can be better prepared in regard to difficult-to predict global change.