Summary of The World in 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.

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  • What implications these global events will have for society.

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Economist Films lists 10 events that will define 2017. In reverse order of impact, they are:

  1. “Land speed record – In October 2017, the Bloodhound Supersonic team will attempt to smash the land speed record and surpass a speed of 800 mph [1,287 kmph].
  2. “Personalized medicine – This customized approach to health care will receive much publicity in 2017 with the launch of CAR-T therapy, a new treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma whereby doctors edit patients’ genes to attack cancerous cells.
  3. “Centenary of Russian Revolution – As Russia celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution led...

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