Take a step back and consider this: is it easier to make assumptions about the future today, or some years back in the last millennium? Most people would agree that it is harder to make sense of “it all” today, compared to the more clear-cut and bipolar world in which we grew up.
We live in a world of ever faster technology cycles, hyperconnected and nervously flickering financial markets, and post-factual politics. No wonder that the gentle art of perceiving, as scenario-pioneer Pierre Wack once famously described it, has become an increasingly critical skill when farranging decisions are to be taken.
With this book, we would like to draw your attention to a number of trends that, in our current view, might well drive the future. To do this, we will describe a selection of the social, technology-related, environment-related, economic, and political drivers of change that we encounter again and again in our daily work at the Center for the Long View.
Erosion of Governance
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