As 2018 begins, many of us wonder: What will this year bring? From experience, I know that my forecasts err on the wrong side. However, this does not deter me from dusting off the crystal ball once again.
What I know for a fact is that The Actuary must keep up with the sterling standards that Richard Purcell and other previous editors have imprinted, and be on a par with the bright minds of our readers and with the calibre of the IFoAs work.
Paper: A Cashless Society in 2019 Cash is under pressure. A tense 2018 led to a tumultuous 2019: Facebook's announcement of plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency with a consortium of companies united all regulators against the project.
The Terminator is coming! At least that's one potential vision of the future, invoked by Boris Johnson at the UN last year while he speculated about artificial intelligence (AI). We can certainly debate how realistic that vision is, and what the possible timescales might be.
Wind energy technology is relevant to the international political objectives of the Paris Agreement, UN Sustainability Goals, the declared climate emergency, reduction of pollution, and UK green growth strategy.