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Since 2008, BBVA has published, through OpenMind, a collection of books dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of the central issues of our time. These books, which are published once a year, are collections of articles written by leading international experts that deal transversally, and from different perspectives, with the questions that affect our lives and which are shaping our future. Globalization, ethics, innovation, the future of Europe, technological and scientific advances and their impact on the future of the economy and society are just some of the issues that have been addressed so far.

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  • The technological revolution we are living is generating transformations that affect the future of humanity. Those that seemed fundamental constants of the human species: their physical and mental capacities, their longevity … etc., are now to be defined. All this has opened what this book calls “the age of perplexity".…

    The book in numbers
    23 authors
    20 articles
  • This book presents a view of the potential of what are known as “exponential technologies", considering their economic, social, environmental, ethical, and even ontological implications. Emerging technologies will change, and are already changing, what have seemed to be the fundamental constants of human nature:  it now seems possible to drastically…

    The book in numbers
    20 authors
    18 articles
  • European integration is an issue that affects not only Europeans but everyone in the world. This book aims to analyze and generate discussion on the present and the future of Europe and its integration project. Through 20 articles, 23 leading experts from around the world present their different ideas about…

    The book in numbers
    23 authors
    20 articles
  • The digital era has unleashed a far-reaching tsunami that we are still trying to understand and come to terms with. This book analyzes how this information technology driven revolution is influencing the very foundation of how the great majority of us work and do business. This is tantamount to discussing…

    The book in numbers
    22 authors
    19 articles
  • As a tool available to a reasonably wide public, the Internet is only twenty years old, but it is already the fundamental catalyst of the broadest based and fastest technological revolution in history. It is the broadest based because over the past two decades its effects have touched upon practically…

    The book in numbers
    19 authors
    19 articles
  • If predicting the future is particularly difficult today, preparing for it is also vital and urgent. As Albert Einstein said, “we will have the future we deserve.” This book presents a wide range of articles that encompass many different visions of the future, both in focus and theme. It is…

    The book in numbers
    21 authors
    18 articles
  • We need shared values and ethics, they are vital for the proper functioning of the economic, political and social network and, therefore, for the well-being and development of the potential of every world citizen. Our intention with regard to this book is to discuss how we can understand and avail…

    The book in numbers
    20 authors
    20 articles
  • Innovation is the most powerful tool for stimulating economic growth and improving human standards of living in the long term. This has been the case throughout history, but in these modern times, when science and technology are advancing at a mind-boggling speed, the possibilities for innovation are truly infinite. Moreover,…

    The book in numbers
    27 authors
    24 articles
  • This book presents a panorama of globalization, a very complex and controversial phenomenon that is characteristic of present-day society and decisively influential in the daily lives of all the world’s citizens at the beginning of the 21st century.

    The book in numbers
    18 authors
    17 articles
  • In this book, prestigious researchers from all over the world, working on the «frontiers of knowledge», summarize the most essential aspects of what we know today, and what we aspire to know in the near future, in the fields of physics, biomedicine, information and telecommunications technologies, ecology and climate change,…

    The book in numbers
    25 authors
    23 articles