2008 Ten-Year Forecast
The Future is a New View of Life
The 2008 Ten-Year Forecast Annual Retreat, "The Future is a New View of Life," took place in San Francisco, CA on April 9 & 10.
The overview tells the larger story of this year's Ten-Year Forecast and explains how each of the components ties together.
2008 TYF Perspectives & Signals
The Perspectives bring focus to the future. They are a set of lenses for viewing a changing world. Each Perspective is a deeper look into one facet of the 2008 Map of the Decade. The front tells the story. The back gives you a visual map of the signals and drivers that lead to this perspective.
The Signals are the building blocks of each Perspective. They show what’s happening today. They point to innovations and disruptions. The front defines the signal and suggests where it’s pointing. The back illustrates the point.
The view this year is distinctly biological. Even in arenas more social than biological, new biological identities—and new understandings of biological connectedness—draw people into unexpected affiliations. We turn to face the decade with a naturalist’s eye: we’re looking for the intricate connections that form the webs of our evolving life as if our futures depend on it. Ah, but they do. They do.