I love the positions like Spirituality, Collectivis, Karma Capitalism and Search for Meaning on the Society Line (yellow).
The cross stations named are: Digitalisation, Virtuals Worlds, Globalisation, Anxiety and Ageing.
I find really cute the trend of making things: the Internet has allowed people with weird and wonderful interests to find each other. Hence hobbies that everyone thought had died out are now enjoying a renaissance because individuals and small groups all over the world find it easier to find each other.
Or this smart one: Someting for nothing – One of the emerging business models in the closing half of 2007 was giving stuff away for free in the vague hope that customers could one day be persuaded to part with money to upgrade their experience (or subscription). This has been labeled ‘Freemium’ and is, perhaps, the way that all digital products and services will be ‘sold’ in the future.
And I was very amused about Russian nationalism!
Some other intresting trends: Reality mining, 3-D printers, Virtual protest, Simplicity, Celebrity worship, Networked risk, The attention economy.
My top 10 out of this list are:
- Search for meaning
- Rythm and balance
- Humans 2.0
- Virtual protest
- Phsycological neoteny
- Labour migration
- The attention economy
- Data visualisation
And your predictions?