The Revolutionary Trends of the Future

March 6, 2012 07:01 AM

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "7 Revolutions before 2030." You can find the article in Farm Journal's March 2012 issue.




Leadership is compressed. Greater connectivity across the world means broader perspectives are more important than ever before, but leaders—no matter what their sector—have far fewer opportunities to think beyond their short term priorities and immediate responsibilities. Instant information flows are bringing planning horizons closer and closer to the present; pressures from multiple stakeholders are eroding prospects for consensus. It is increasingly difficult for leaders to act in the short term in ways that will yield long-term results.
SEVEN REVOLUTIONS is a project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to identify and analyze the key policy challenges that policymakers, business figures, and other leaders will face out to the year 2030. It is an effort to promote strategic thinking on the long-term trends that too few leaders take the time to consider.
In exploring the world of 2030, we have identified seven areas of change we expect to be most "revolutionary":
  1. Population
  2. Resource management and climate change
  3. Technological innovation and diffusion
  4. The development and dissemination of information and knowledge
  5. Economics
  6. The nature and mode of security
  7. The challenge of governance


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