This  article is based on a paper by Lee Rainie in 2017 as part of the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils

 Alvin Toffler predicted a future in his 1970 bestseller Future Shock that looks much like today’s reality.

Alvin Toffler's 1970 bestseller Future Shock anticipated the rise of the internet

He anticipated 

  • the rise of the internet, 
  • the sharing economy, 
  • companies built on “adhocracy” rather than centralized bureaucracy, 
  • the broader social confusions and concerns about technology.
  •  how the evolving relationship between people and technology would shape how societies and economies develop. 

So where will we be in 2030?

  •  Jobs – what will they look like? 
  • How will we re educate ourselves?
  • What will education look like?
  • How will we earn a living?
  • Will we need to earn a living?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Will everything we do be inaliebly linked to the internet?
  • Privacy? Will it exist?
So many other questions – what questions do you have?

Can we master greater connectivity