World Economic Forum on ASEAN Looks to the Future & Humanity’s Role

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) takes place in Ha Noi, Vietnam this week. As at World Expo 2025 Baku, innovation will be on the agenda. The theme for the ASEAN meetings is Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which means that the government and business leaders attending will be tackling the future of work and an expanding labour force.

New technologies including artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, how humans interact with technology for the benefit of the future world, will be discussed. Participants will “grapple with the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” explains Justin Woods who will lead the meetings in Ha Noi for the World Economic Forum. (Read more about the meetings here.) 

Sharing ideas and knowledge, those taking part will seek to find ways to ensure the meaningfulness and centrality of the human race in the fast-changing future. The 10 countries of ASEAN – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – are, collectively, the world’s fifth biggest economy.