30 January 2008

New Trend Blend for 2008

Ross Dawson has just posted his Trend Blend 2008:

Trends mentioned in the map include:

  • Simplicity

  • Reality mining

  • 3-D printers

  • Virtual protest

  • Female chauvinism

  • Geospatial web

  • Celebrity worship

  • Karma capitalism

  • Networked risk

  • Data visualisation

  • Same sex couples (with kids)

  • Constant partial attention

Ross suggests checking out Richard Watson’s new book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years for more detail on these.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

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