Area of Concern

Future of Food

Technologies create bold new possibilities. But it is people, and their tastes and values, that determine which possibilities become reality.

We’re entering a curious world of vibrating forks and designer orange juice, of microfarming and meat printing, of virtual meals and drone delivery. How will these technologies interact with changing human needs and desires? In this future, what lengths will we go to for to convenient food experiences? How will we know if our food was sustainably produced? How fresh can we get it, and what will that mean? How will we define satisfaction?

In combination with our map of the decade, Seeds of Disruption: How Technology is Remaking the Future of Food, these forecast perspectives offer a tool for exploring the edges of technological possibility in food and developing insights into how to use them to meet human values and needs.

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