10 megatrends toward 2020

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The 10 megatrends that are republished in a shortened, edited form, were developed by Kaare Stamer Andresen, Martin Kruse, Henrik Persson, Klaus Æ. Mogensen and Troels Theill Eriksen, all from Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. The Institute also works with other megatrends, such as climate change, the knowledge society, and immaterialization. In this summary article, information technology, communication technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and energy have been grouped under “technological development.”

■#1 Ageing
■#2 Globalization
■#3 Technological development
■#4 Prosperity
■#5 Individualization
■#6 Commercialization
■#7 Health and environment
■#8 Acceleration
■#9 Network organizing
■#10 Urbanization

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