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The Perils Of Technology Prediction

The outside of the map contains a series of predictions that get more playful and more provocative as you move out towards the edges. Click image to Enlarge. For example:

– There will be a convergence of health care & financial planning
– We will have face recognition doors & augmented reality contact lenses
– Online communities will start physical communities

The center of the map contains some mega-trends such as globalization, urbanization, sustainability, volatility, the power-shift Eastwards, ageing, anxiety and so on. But be careful. Trends like these can get you into all kinds of trouble. In fact they can easily get you into more trouble than predictions because people believe them.

Excerpt of an article written by Richard Watson at Fast Company. Read it HERE