PER SCHLINGMANN and KJELL A NORDSTRÖM have
gazed into their crystal ball to see what the near future holds
for the human race and civilisation. They see a silent revolution, spearheaded by cities and women. They see multinational corporations being transformed into multi-urban corporations. They see urban becoming the new black and mayors becoming the prime ministers of our era. They spot the need for new, non-digital competences – wild knowledge that can’t be taught at universities. They see an era for women: women who, equipped with skills and mobile phones, are staking their claim in a society that’s on an express train towards urbanisation.