Using just two recent examples, Donald J. Trump’s surprising victory over Hilary Clinton in the 2016 United States presidential election and the United Kingdom shooting itself in the proverbial economic foot by deciding to leave the European Union by voting for Brexit, predictions about the future, political or otherwise, are far from an easy task.
Despite lacking a crystal ball, policy makers, historians and academics can make some educated guesses about what the not too distant future might look like. How will we organize our cities? What will be on our plates? Where will we get our energy from (you don’t need to be a soothsayer to guess it’s likely NOT going to be from Russia in the current climate)?
Although Nostradamus left this world 456 years ago, there are some experts alive today that have made some predictions for the world in 2030. From the death of shopping as we know it, to the rise of the nation state, here’s what experts in the know think they know about what to expect by 2030.