A future with nothing to believe in, nothing to rely on, and nothing to do.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us an opportunity to clarify a number of social issues, such as climate change and economic disparity. Now that we are under pressure to review the social system itself, what kind of future should we envision, and how should we design society?

“In 2050, we will be forfeiting what we believe in (the future), what we rely on (our country) and what we do (our labor). These will be the problems and social issues that we face.”

These are the words of Toshiaki Higashihara, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President & CEO and Director of Hitachi, Ltd. The “Crisis 5.0” collaborative project between Hitachi and Kyoto University, which is aimed at exploring social issues for 2050, predicts that this will be the future 30 years from now.

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