The OECD’s Risk Management project has commissioned a number of reports to examine possible future global shocks and how society can become resilient to them. They write:
The Project … recognises that shocks can provide opportunities for progress, not just negative consequences. Amongst the inputs from which the final report will draw are six background papers and case studies on the following themes: Systemic Financial Risk ; Pandemics ; Cyber Risks ; Geomagnetic Storms ; Social Unrest and Anticipating Extreme Events.
I haven’t read these reports (which are available through the links above), but they look interesting. For example, prolific complexity scientist John Casti wrote the report on Anticipating Extreme Events.
thanks to Victor Galaz for the tip.