IN SEPTEMBER 2021, THE FII INSTITUTE launched its Global Infectious Disease Index (GIDI), providing valuable information to help health professionals and the general public assess the readiness and vulnerability of global healthcare systems in tackling endemic and emerging epidemic diseases. Since its launch, GIDI has acquired a reputation as a scientifically rigorous and credible resource, unique in its field, that serves as a transparent metric and a unified source of truth for anyone with an interest in infectious diseases.
What is humanity’s top priority? In line with our mission to create positive impact on humanity, FII Institute’s first annual Priority Report aims to uncover the needs, wants, hopes, and expectations of every individual across demographics, across generations and across the world.
HOW TO PREDICT AND PREVENT NATURAL DISASTERS There is a critical need for better understanding of the behavior of wildfires and the causes of floods – to prevent, if not the disaster itself, at least the loss of lives. To get there, we need a combination of data and science-based monitoring systems with indigenous knowledge, as well as stronger regional and international cooperation.
Race is on to find solutions to slow down global warming! TO SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING WE NEED TO REMOVE CARBON FROM THE AIR Numerous methods have been identified, both natural and technological, for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Experts are urgently investigating their viability, relative costs and potential trade-offs, synergies and downsides.
A digital twin is the virtual version of something that happens or exists in physical space – whether a process, person, or object. The digital twin operates in the same way as their physical relative, and in real time, coded as a virtual model to carry out the same tasks or think in the same way. The concept of the digital twin has now moved out of industry and into everyday life with the rise of the Metaverse, as we start to see digital twins of ourselves likely to live, work, and play within it.
With skyrocketing food prices, the livelihood of billions of people is at risk. Plant-based alternatives to meat and milk can increase food security by decreasing livestock feed. The time is ripe for massive upscaling of meat and milk alternatives – and an equally massive down-scaling of prices.