Daniel Franklin is executive editor of The Economist magazine - and editor of the book Megachange - and is here to speak at a forum on the future of the planet.
Despite concerns such as climate change, health scares and terrorism, Mr Franklin is excited about the future.
He believes that New Zealand is well placed to capitalise on the changes that will sweep the globe in the coming decades.
Watch the full interview with Mr Franklin.
source: newshub archive