Digital self-service efforts and new technologies further cut jobs, benefits and prospects for increasingly skilled workers, further stoking the flames of nostalgia (not a metaphor). Alternatives are slower to emerge and lack unified funding and support.
In the real world (rebranded as simply “R”) environmental degradation actually *accelerates* despite increasing and obvious negative natural demonstrations clearly described by facts, science and sweet infographics. See: Easter Island and this list.
Lies and fascism officially rebrand as post-truth and alt-right and steadily infiltrate digital-first millennial echo-chambers. See: Word of The Year.
There’s so much possibility. It feels that today we have the means to solve almost any problem at scale. There’s a desire to do more, to do better, to innovate and improve in almost every field. For this more optimistic perspective, see any. other. trends. list. 🙂