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Forces of Change
We’ve identified over 200 technological and social currents we see shaping the future. Forces of Change are significant drivers in the food, sports, and healthcare industries.
Recent advances in our understanding of the microorganism in healthy soil hold the promise of dramatically reducing inputs (water, fertilizer, pesticides) in agriculture. New studies suggest that creating healthy soil microbiomes may also be the most promising ways to sequester carbon while at the same time increasing crop yields for a growing population.
The recent rise in visibility of kids identifying as transgender or gender non-conforming is becoming a hot-button debate, starting in the world of youth sports and moving outward into every walk of social life.
COVID-19 won’t be the last globe-hopping pathogen to bring the world to its knees — unless we radically redesign our supply chains and travel protocols.
The political divide that continues to cripple our political and public discourse has spilled over into business and brand identity. Ad agencies and brands have proven to be hamfisted when using overtly political spokespeople or messaging. Companies are now reassessing the value and dangers of playing with fire.
Even before COVID-19, the ability to access world-class instruction via the Internet was beginning to disrupt the higher education industry. The pandemic turned that spark into a fire, as learners across the globe surged online to connect with the world’s top minds in academics, sports, medicine and food.