The World Future Society has released its top ten trends for ‘2008 and beyond’, from its journal The Futurist. It’s a slightly odd list, and – as with all such lists – in a slightly odd order. I’ve grouped them below to try to make some of the obvious connections, and added my own commentary.
If good futures work is about understanding your filters and bias, it’s hard not to read it as a rather American list, however. The WFS version of the list and their summary notes can be found here; the whole report can be bought here for a negligible $5.