Trends Report 2011
“More people are leaning toward political extremes than ever, and anger will continue to grow based on that sphere and others,” said Marian when she released her annual list of trends. “But we’ve also seen many people react to this anger, segregation, and perceived or real loss of control by doing a 180 and becoming even more interested in relationships than possessions and learning how to be more self-sufficient.” Below are four of the trends on her list, tweet-style because of the importance social media plays in many. Click here or below to read her in-depth forecast of all 11 main trends and two dozen “Future Bytes.”
- Public Mycasting System. Broadcast news: dead. Mycasting emerges. People curate interactive content, expressing their worldview in images, shared links, tweets.
- Yes, We Can…Reinvent Ourselves. “Change”: Slogan no more, it’s becoming a way of life 4 many. Volunteering or forced into it, boomers+ are tapping the U.S. can-do spirit.
- Separated at Worth. Pay & compensation are now confused & big $$ smells rotten. Emo (emotional) bling—friends going the extra 10 miles—will replace cash wealth.
- Gender Bender. Masters of all they survey no more, men will have 2 adjust 2 treatment women have long endured: shown as sex objects or selfless homemakers.