Trends & Technologies for the World in 2020

Here’s something to start a few arguments, which is the whole point of the exercise, of course. Briefly, it’s a table of key trends and technologies that are likely to shape the world out to 2020. I’ve used the periodic table, not because the trends are weighted in any way, but by following the basic structure of the table (i.e. the number of categories and boxes) this has forced me to edit what would otherwise be an almost endless list.

The categories themselves broadly follow S.T.E.E.P, which is widely used in scenario planning, but I’ve extended and added to this with the result that we have S.T.E.E.E.P.P.I (Society, Technology, Energy, Environment, Economy, Employment, Population, Politics and Identity). There are also two lines devoted to global risks, both high and low probability.

 

 

 

 

And, as usual, there are a few jokes so that people don’t take this too seriously. Lol, Omg. The link here is to a high resolution PDF suitable for printing.  World .in 2020_

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8 Responses to Trends & Technologies for the World in 2020

  1. Mark Howell says:

    Can you upload a higher resolution version, it is blurred when I zoom in to read it.
    Otherwise, job well done

  2. Richard says:

    Try clicking on the link to a pdf at the end of the post. I will get a URL for it soon.

    R

  3. Jim says:

    typo- High probability noted 2X in the top section- one should be marked low probability

  4. Richard Watson says:

    Damn typos – see too much information and fractured attention!!!!!

  5. Jim says:

    I should have noted- the error is under the KEY- Global Risk

  6. Jim says:

    Excellent work otherwise- thanks for sharing

  7. James says:

    You have wrote on one of the mega trends “Expansion
    of global middle class” on the 2020 chart? In your view may this cause a middle class revolution?

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