Global Trends 2020

The Tech Dimension

Alone in the dark noise

One of the biggest challenges we now face is the ‘loss’ of the future. Across Global Trends 2020, we see most countries expect the next generation to be poorer than they are. The 2017 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Spend, spend, spend − trouble on the financial horizon

Faced with uncertainity about the future, hedonistic ‘you only live once’ lifestyles are growing in appeal. People

The data paradox: authenticity will prevail

Ransomware attacks, data breaches and data misuse scandals are becoming progressively commonplace. Naturally, consumers are increasingly anxious about their privacy. At the same time business is shifting

Can technology ever help trust?

As technology and the behemoth-like firms behind it take an ever-increasing share of our time, income and attention, permeating every moment of our daily lives – even when we ring a doorbell – the very essence of

Future of Mobility

Many of the macro forces acting on the planet are emboldening manufacturers and governments to accelerate developments for the future of mobility: rapid urbanisation driven by dynamic populations, our technological tipping point and the need to