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Megatrends

The Future, This Week 21 Dec 2018: coffee, chickens, and fake food

This week: a food Christmas special with coffee, chickens and a fake food future.

The future of food

In 2018 we looked at the future of food from the soil it will grow in to the spectre of a global shortage in just 10 years. So much food for thought.

The Future, This Week 14 Dec 18: fake restaurants, fake news, and monsters

This week from San Francisco: a fake special with restaurants, reviews and monsters.

Our must-listen podcasts from 2018

To celebrate the milestone of producing our 100th podcast and the closing of a successful year, here is a collection of our favourite podcast interviews from 2018.

The Future, This Week 7 Dec 18: tasty app, fish faces, and car data

This week: food flavours, fish faces and China’s car data collection.

In 100 years’ time, maybe our food won’t be grown in soil

The thin layer of soil on our planet’s surface ultimately sustains us all, but it’s a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.

The Future, This Week 30 Nov 18: happiness, big data and big claims

This week: happiness, big data analysis, and inclement weather.

How to succeed in insurance by being… honest. Dan Ariely tried it.

Dan Ariely eliminated conflicts of interest in insurance, restored trust, and made money. Banking Royal Commission, take note.

The Future, This Week 23 Nov 18: patents, co-housing, and dangerous questions

This week: disturbing patents, smart housing, and asking a dangerous question.

The power of followership

Can we truly understand leadership if we don’t understand followers?


The Future, This Week 21 Dec 2018: coffee, chickens, and fake food

This week: a food Christmas special with coffee, chickens and a fake food future.

The Future, This Week 14 Dec 18: fake restaurants, fake news, and monsters

This week from San Francisco: a fake special with restaurants, reviews and monsters.

Our must-listen podcasts from 2018

To celebrate the milestone of producing our 100th podcast and the closing of a successful year, here is a collection of our favourite podcast interviews from 2018.

The Future, This Week 7 Dec 18: tasty app, fish faces, and car data

This week: food flavours, fish faces and China’s car data collection.

The Future, This Week 30 Nov 18: happiness, big data and big claims

This week: happiness, big data analysis, and inclement weather.

The Future, This Week 23 Nov 18: patents, co-housing, and dangerous questions

This week: disturbing patents, smart housing, and asking a dangerous question.

The power of followership

Can we truly understand leadership if we don’t understand followers?

The Future, This Week 16 Nov 18: AI puppets, fake stuff, and cashless

This week: puppets reading news, fake stuff, and Sweden’s out of cash.

The Future, This Week 9 Nov 18: satire, science, and bio bricks

This week: satire sells science, rats are not human, and bacterial bio bricks.

The Future, This Week 2 Nov 18: work weeks, faxes, and AI art

This week: work week wishes, fax-free futures, and AI art.


Megatrends – Resource security

The resource security megatrend captures the increasing pressure on environmental resources, including food, water, energy, mineral resources.

Megatrends – Economic power shift

The economic power shift megatrend captures first and foremost the rise of the new centres of economic activity in developing world.

Megatrends – Empowering individuals

We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.

Megatrends – Rapid urbanisation

The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.

Megatrends – Evolving communities

Rapid and profound demographic and change is leading to evolving communities with different business, social and individual challenges.

Megatrends – Impactful technology

Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.

Megatrends – Introduction

Our focus is grounded in the global megatrends whose influence will have an enormous impact over the world we live in and a tremendous influence on the future of business.