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    100 Top Trendsfor the 21st Century

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    Presented to the Minnesota Futurists

    6 Sept 2008David Keenan

    http://informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-3-get-it/

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    http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/yulelog/2007/01/23/trend-blend-map/

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    Top Ten Business TechnologyTrends for the 21st Century

    Managing the convergence of 21st-century Power Tools-computers, networks, biotech, and nanotech-will create thehighest yield market opportunities for future business.

    Shaping customer relationships and enhancing customersatisfaction through the use of technology innovation will be

    business-critical for every enterprise. Every business that wants to survive in the future must learn to

    evolve into an E-business: communicating, servicing,distributing, and marketing on the Net.

    The convergence of the TV, computer, Net, and telephone will

    result in new business models, markets, and electronicchannels that will revolutionize business.

    The social impact of leading-edge technology on a longer-living, digitally savvy, globally connected marketplace willprovide many new opportunities.

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    Top Ten Business TechnologyTrends for the 21st Century

    Real-time agility-how fast an enterprise can embrace leading-edge technology-will determine the efficiency, speed, and cost-effectiveness of its operations.

    High-performance education about leading-edge technologysolutions will become a central strategy for all companies.

    Managing rapidly emerging technological change within anorganization will be one of the central capabilities for everyoneacross the enterprise.

    Technology-enabled products and services that incorporatedeep customer contact, on-demand choices, and intuitive

    interaction will drive business success. Learning to celebrate technology innovation, risk taking, and

    out-of-the-box thinking will be business-critical for the 21st-century enterprise.

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    Top Ten Computer Trendsfor the 21st Century

    Computers will become powerful extensions of human beingsdesigned to augment intelligence, learning, communications,and productivity.

    Computers will become intuitive---they will "learn," "recognize,"and "know" what we want, who we are, and even what wedesire.

    Computer chips will be everywhere, and they will becomeinvisible-embedded in everything from brains and hearts, toclothes and toys.

    Computers will manage essential global systems, such astransportation and food production, better than humans will.

    Online computer resources will enable us to downloadapplications on-demand via wireless access anywhere andanytime.

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    Top Ten Computer Trendsfor the 21st Century

    Computers will become voice-activated, networked, video-enabled, and connected together over the Net, linked witheach other and humans.

    Computers will have digital senses-speech, sight, smell,hearing-enabling them to communicate with humans and othermachines.

    Neural networks and other forms of artificial intelligence willmake computers both as smart as humans, and smarter forcertain jobs.

    Human and computer evolution will converge. Syntheticintelligence will greatly enhance the next generations of

    humans. As computers surpass humans in intelligence, a new digital

    species and a new culture will evolve that is parallel to ours.

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    Top Ten Internet Trendsfor the 21st Century

    The Net will become the first global knowledge networkconnecting billions of people with an unlimited number ofchannels.

    Anyone can become a Net publisher or broadcaster ofinformation on any subject and potentially reach an audienceanywhere on the globe.

    The convergence of the Net, digital TV, and wireless phoneswill support interactive multimedia features that will transformbusiness and society.

    Direct real-time voice and video communications will greatlyboost the Net's value as a tactical tool for business.

    Net usage will accelerate, as low-cost, high-speed bandwidthbecomes readily available over Fat Pipes of streamingmultimedia.

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    Top Ten Internet Trendsfor the 21st Century

    The ability to feel and sense 3-D virtual places, things, andpeople will drive universal adoption of the Net.

    Access to information on any subject will be availableanywhere over the Net and delivered by a variety of media

    appliances. The Net will change lifestyles by providing many more choices

    for living and virtually tele-collaborating with anyone,anywhere.

    Private cybercommunities, virtual private networks that cater topeople's niche interests, will become popular "places" to live

    and work. Education, entertainment, health, and lifestyle pursuits will be

    reshaped by the Net as billions of people communicate andshare information.

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    Top Ten Electronic EducationTrends for the 21st Century

    Electronic education via the Net will enable interconnectedlearning experiences, choices, and opportunities for billionsworldwide.

    Educational content will be delivered by new computer,interactive TV, satellite, and Internet technologies in the newmillennium.

    Interactive online multimedia and multidimensional content willrevolutionize learning.

    Self-paced, self-directed individualized virtual learning willdominate business training.

    Students and teachers will prefer on-demand virtual learning to

    traditional school programs

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    Top Ten Electronic EducationTrends for the 21st Century

    Corporations will prefer Net-based training where workers canlearn at their own pace.

    Virtual Reality scenarios that depict real-world and fantasyexperiences will increase the learning impact for all types ofeducation.

    Real-time Net chats with other global learners will make virtualeducation a satisfying social experience beyond the limits oftime and distance.

    Teachbots-smart agents-will transform education, providingpersonalized guidance when and where people need it.

    People will learn to design their own electronic learning

    programs, which will increase their understanding, skills,creativity, and career choices.

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    Top Ten Entertainment Trendsfor the 21st Century

    New digital technologies will reshape the economics,production, distribution, and marketing of the entertainmentindustry.

    Traditional media enterprises must learn to adapt new Internetand computer technologies to maintain competitiveness.

    The convergence of the Net with TVs, telephones, kiosks,autos, and wireless devices will create many new mediachannels.

    On-demand interactive entertainment content that ispersonalized for our preferences will be a standard feature.

    Advanced virtual reality bundled with digital agents and

    holographic entertainment worlds will transform our experienceof entertainment.

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    Top Ten Entertainment Trendsfor the 21st Century

    Movie theaters will receive digital broadcasts and satellitedownloads of movies, video conferencing, and other interactiveprogramming.

    Faster, smarter, and more powerful multimediacommunications devices will enhance our capacity forproducing and distributing entertainment.

    Digital TV will provide new programs where we will experiencereal-time participation with the media content, personalities,and shows.

    Edutainment, the merger of entertainment and education, willoffer a new genre of programming that will be greatly in

    demand. Nontraditional entertainment producers, empowered by Power

    Tools, will change the industry, offering new products,channels, and innovations.

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    Top Ten Health Care Trendsfor the 21st Century

    Most hospitals, clinics, trauma centers, physicians, andpatients will be connected to one large network enablingaccess to critical medical information.

    Consumer health in

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