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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:31 PM

MEGATRENDS: The 6 'Gamechangers' That Will Impact The Planet For Decades

I found this pretty interesting, so just passing it along. It's pretty detailed, so I can't provide a synopsis here other than the topics.

http://www.businessinsider.com/megatrends-the-6-gamechangers-that-will-change-the-world-in-the-next-decades-2012-12?op=1

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is out with its annual forecast of what the world will look like in 2050.

The report focuses on six "gamechanging" trends and events that will shape the world in the coming years.

Some we were mostly aware of like threats to global economies from developed countries' deficits.

But many others like the prospect of new technology and the potential for increased conflict surprised us.


Gamechanger 1: The Crisis-Prone Global Economy ...
Gamechanger 2: The Governance Gap ...
Gamechanger 3: Potential For Increased Conflict ...
Gamechanger 4: Wider Spread Of Regional Instability ...
Gamechanger 5: The Impact Of New Technologies ...
Gamechanger 6: The Role Of The United States ...
... Our demographic prosperity window is closing fast, while others' have just opened. ...


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Control-Z Dec 2012 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #3
onehandle Dec 2012 #2
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #5
Berlum Dec 2012 #9
longship Dec 2012 #4
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #6
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2012 #7
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #8

Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:37 PM

1. These were the 6 after

global climate change, right?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. It's there, they have it with Goverance Gap

Climate stress, which will exacerbate water scarcity, could actually cause some governments to collapse.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:37 PM

2. Gamechanger 7: Google's Planet Wide Control Of Communications.

Gamechanger 8: Google's Systems Gaining Sentience.

Gamechanger 9: The Google Entity's Extermination Of Man.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. Frankly, I think Walmart should be a headliner too! Walmart is having, of course,

a huge impact on retail, distribution and labor ... as other businesses question, "what do we have to do to be like Walmart." Not an enviable model IMO.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:55 PM

9. Don't Be Evil.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:45 PM

4. #1 - Global climate change!!

Of the top six influences on global economics in the upcoming decades, this rates no mention when surely deserves to be top of the heap.

Apparently, Business Insider needs to open the window and glance outside once in a while instead of focussing solely inside the board rooms.

Monumental ignorance here.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:49 PM

6. I'm surprised that got buried into Governance rather than a standalone headline too. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:51 PM

7. 1 - climate change

2 - food insecurity

3 - mass migrations

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:53 PM

8. I would think so too!

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