In 20 Forecasts for 2011-2025, World Future Society identified breakthroughs most likely to affect work, investments, and family life over the next 15 years.
- 21% of the world’s people and 39% of US citizens will buy for-profit water.1
1. The Price of Thirst, Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos, Karen Piper, University of Minnesota Press © 2014
Research identified three broad career paths that will be of value (beyond those that are always of value) over the coming decade and a half. These are: grassroots advocacy, social entrepreneurship and micro-entrepreneurship.
According to the World Bank's Global Development Horizons 2011 - Multipolarity: The New Global Economy, six countries will lead global economic growth, expanding on average by 4.7% annually between 2011 and 2025.
By 2025, global economic growth will predominantly be generated in emerging economies, which will have increased their share of global output from slightly over a quarter to close to one half.
The World Bank expects the US dollar to lose its solitary dominance in the global economy by 2025, as the euro and the renminbi establish themselves on an equal footing in a new ‘multi-currency’ monetary system.