I’ve been reading about trends in society and culture, since its a totally chilly day here in south Florida so I can’t go hit the tennis courts. I came across the current issue of “What’s Next?” by Richard Watson between doing some laundry and it instantly caught my attention. Not only has it been fascinating reading about the 2008 trends, but the 2009 Trend Map is pretty mind-blowing.
If you want one man’s view into the future, check out the 2009 Trend Blend “Map” here. Visiting the home page will bring you to where you can view the current issue.
Here’s a quote to give you a taste of what its about:
“The Internet (and search engines in particular) is encouraging us to consume information and knowledge in short, snacked-sized bites. Our constant partial attention means that we skip or bounce from one source or site to another. Convenience, speed and immediacy are everything and the end result is that we are in danger of losing the ability to concentrate, contemplate or reflect. Thus we are shifting from an age where information is power to one where retaining someone’s attention is. Information overload, together with a culture of instant digital gratification, is also making us intellectually impotent. Our attention is being scattered far and wide and deep thought, analysis and memory are being diffused.”
And now….I think I’ll go meditate!
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