New Trend Blend for 2008

Ross Dawson has just posted his Trend Blend 2008:

Trends mentioned in the map include:

  • Simplicity
  • Reality mining
  • 3-D printers
  • Virtual protest
  • Female chauvinism
  • Geospatial web
  • Celebrity worship
  • Karma capitalism
  • Networked risk
  • Data visualisation
  • Same sex couples (with kids)
  • Constant partial attention

Ross suggests checking out Richard Watson’s new book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years for more detail on these.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire