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We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in 50 years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future.

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Peter Maurer

Peter Maurer

President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Peter Maurer was appointed Switzerland’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in 2004. Starting in January 2010, Maurer ran the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, which operates 150 Swiss diplomatic missions worldwide. In 2012, he became president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, an organization that conducts humanitarian work in over 80 countries.