Tag: Future

  • The Burning Man is drowning

    The Burning Man is drowning

    The event is known around the world: Burning Man. After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Burning Man has returned to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada for its annual week-long event. Running from August 28th to September 4th, 2023, this year’s Burning Man has seen the largest crowds ever, with…

  • Future Trends: Surprising Developments before 2030.

    Future Trends: Surprising Developments before 2030.

      Adapted from: Guillen, M. F. (2020). 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything. St. Martin’s Press.   Next Industrial Revolution: Birthplace of the next industrial revolution: Sub-Saharan Africa The reason: 500 million acres of fertile yet undeveloped agricultural land. The total size of Mexico is 500 million acres.…

  • World Population, 2013 – 2050.

    World Population, 2013 – 2050.

    It’s interesting to look at some long-term world trends at the end of 2013. The graphs appear more normalized, for instance with the population growth rate above. Countries like Nigeria (see population chart below) are unfortunate exceptions. How will the world really look like in 2050? Trends are extrapolations from current and past data, enhanced…