More and more people perceive the future no longer as a promise but as a threat. Some are overwhelmed by the complexity and speed of economic transformation and social changes. Others are scared because, in their view, these developments are not happening fast enough. The critical task of democracies is to allow for control over the future without closing it and to open up the future without making it uncontrollable.
The Innocracy 2021 conference paper outlines where liberal democracies have lost the balance between openness and order and how this balance can be reinstalled.