Summary of The World in 2017

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The World in 2017 summary
Which events will define 2017?


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Economist Films has created a list of the events it believes will define 2017. Such a compilation will always be subjective, and this list boasts some odd inclusions – a Parthenon of books – and notable omissions – Brexit and the ongoing migration crisis. Nevertheless, the compendium provides an intriguing insight into major changes on the horizon. If you like to keep a finger on the world’s pulse, getAbstract recommends Economist Films’ pithy overview.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What events will define 2017 and
  • What implications these global events will have for society.


Economist Films lists 10 events that will define 2017. In reverse order of impact, they are: “Land speed record” – In October 2017, the Bloodhound Supersonic team will attempt to smash the land speed record...
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