20 Huge New Trends: the Future Bearing down on Americans
|December 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Social Change|
Where is America heading? Last year’s inaugural U.S. 20 list featured things like the end of retail, the revival of manufacturing, and the shale revolution.
Believe it or not, it wasn’t difficult at all to come up with 20 brand new trends this year that will dominate headlines over the next decade. It’s not that all of last year’s forces have already dissipated. But new movements have already sprung up.
The 2013 list includes two new geographic centers of the American economy, evolving patterns of relationships, robots, and the changing energy landscape.
Ed. Notes: Of the 20 trends, there are the expected ones about hot spots (San Francisco), energy (renewables), and progress (robotics) and the unexpected ones about the new matriarchy, the new soloists, and the lost homeowner. If such changes come to pass, will they make you happier? Is there anything you can do to guide change? Sure. Work for justice.