Eshanthi Ranasinghe
Principal, Exploration and Future Sensing
&
Erica Orange and Jared Weiner
The Future Hunters

Trends to Watch in 2020 & Beyond

March 9, 2020

As far as decades go, this one has started off with a bang. Mainstreaming populism, climate emergency, a global pandemic and dramatic market response, rampant misinformation, upsetting power structures, and the transformation of the global liberal order. Who leads, who follows, what is conservative or liberal, up or down is all up for debate.

This trend report captures mounting global shifts as we enter the 2020s. We are in dynamic and uncertain times. But as we’ve seen demonstrated by youth leaders around the world, individuals seeking meaning, and people joining together to fight for recognition and representation, our greatest struggle can bear the sweetest fruit.

Download the full report here.

 

New Climate Narrative

If there is one trend likely to define the next generation, it is climate change.

Read more here.

Erasure

Technology is amplifying a bifurcation where more stories are being told but it is easier to dismiss people we don’t agree with. Who is being deleted from our histories?

Read more here.

The Age of Unrest & Dismantling the Status Quo

As democracies become more authoritarian; authoritarian countries are demand more democracy. Is this a reversal of the liberal global order? Or two sides of the same, fed up coin?

Read more here.

Belonging: Searching for Place in a Lonely World

People took their faith out of religion and put it into innovation, capitalism, technology. But in uncertain times, where do we go to find belonging?

Read more here.

Wargaming: The Future of Warfare and the Rise of Third-Party Actors

The theaters for war are changing, and the barriers for participation are dropping. The future is one of cyber-insecurity.

Read more here.

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