Old, nervous and wired to the hilt. That and a whole lot more can be gleaned from the latest Trend Blend from Future Exploration Network and What'sNext. Modeled after Shangai's underground transit system, this trend map explores key trends in Society, Politics, Demographics, Economy, and Technology. Some of the things we all have to look forward to (actually many of them are here already):
Simplicity, Reality mining, 3-D printers, Virtual protest, Female chauvinism, Geospatial web, Celebrity worship, Karma capitalism, Networked risk, Data visualisation, Same sex couples (with kids), Constant partial attention
Get the full-sized PDF of Trend Blend 2008+ here.