Future scan

150+ predictions and future trends to use in your brainstorms and ideation sessions.
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What is this for?

How will our world evolve in the decades ahead of us? What will be the new normal for our children? What new product or services will be used? What are the jobs of the future?

We explored different scenarios: how could the world look like in the future? Which next-gen technologies and societal changes will have the greatest impact on existing industries? 

Step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Pick a number from any sector and brainstorm about that future scenario.


Step 2

Go deeper. Pick two or more numbers and combine them. Then stir (or shake up) conversation about where the world — and the future market — is headed.

Future scan

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