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Young Filipinos shape the future

Jessica de Torres

The future is unwritten. It is also right around the corner, with scores of young people around the world shaping it, improving it, and making it more equitable. Each year Britannica collates a list of young people under the age of 40 (as of January 2022), who have already left their mark on the present, and surely have much more invention, innovation, creation, and interpretation ahead of them. (The 20 Under 40 Series: Young Shapers of the Future.)

These young people work in many fields, embracing every corner and intersection of health and medicine, science and technology, business and entrepreneurship, social activism, and politics. They are people of ideas, framing the intellectual questions and concerns that will guide future thought. Unlike other lists or awards, these “Shapers of the Future” are not necessarily well-known, but they are certainly spurring incredible changes that will shape our futures.