The Current

How connectivity reshapes world map

National borders are vanishing, new megacities are emerging and it's all good, according to author Parag Khanna. He joins The Current to share his visions for our hyper-connected future, including surprising predictions for Canada.
Global strategist Parag Khanna believes all the talk about the world falling apart is nonsense. (Kreg Holt/paragkhanna.com)

Read story transcript

National borders are vanishing, new megacities are emerging and it's all good, according to author Parag Khanna.

Khanna, a leading global strategist, was a former adviser to the U.S. National Intelligence Council and also worked as senior geopolitical adviser to U.S. Special Operations forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In his new  book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, Khanna argues that beneath a chaotic world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together. He says in this emerging global network civilization, megacities compete over connectivity more than borders. 

(paragkhanna.com/connectography)

​The Current's Friday host Kelly Crowe speaks with Khanna on his visions for our hyper-connected future and asks about his surprising predictions for Canada. 


This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

now