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6 trends that will drag us along in 2021 – life will never be the same again

18 January 2021 7:18 PM
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Economy
Marketing
Technology
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Retail
Future
Fossil fuels
tech
trends
Flux Trends
Dion Chang
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2021
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The State We’re In
zoonotics
diplomacy
vaccine nationalism
security alliances
socio-cultural
existential crises
metaverse

The future is now different. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews trends analyst Dion Chang, the founder of Flux Trends.

Every year, Flux Trends releases a report that details where the world is at, and where it is going.

Its latest “The State We’re In” just dropped, prompting The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield to invite Dion Chang (founder at Flux Trends) to his show.

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“The State We’re In” unpacks six key trends that will shape our lives in the coming year.

We go through the present blindfolded… Only later, when the blindfold is removed and we examine the past, do we realise what we’ve been through and understand what it means.

Milan Kundera, author

Six key trends:

  • Technology: The five-year acceleration

  • Retail and marketing: Closing the “Green Gap”

  • Economy: Regionalism and Humanising Business

  • Natural world: Zoonotics and Fossil Fuel Pariahs

  • Diplomacy: Vaccine Nationalism and Security Alliances

  • Socio-cultural: Existential Crises and Life in the Metaverse

Happy Groundhog year! … The ground is not stable yet.

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

2020 wiped everything from your memory…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

A lot of geopolitical storms are brewing, even with Donald Trump out…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

There’s a very, very different world at play…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

What brought us here was mutations of diseases in the animal world… It’s a big wakeup call. We can’t treat the planet as we have been… 2020 was almost biblical! There were plagues of locusts. Raging bushfires, pollution…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

RELATED: A locust outbreak in the Karoo has a hungry South Africa on edge


Fast fashion retail is obsolete…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

We will emerge from this hell into a better world. But we have to walk through the fire first.

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

What started out as vaccine diplomacy… tipped over into vaccine nationalism…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

People are doing fake commutes… putting on work attire… and walking around with their briefcases… to break the Groundhog Day feeling…

Dion Chang, founder - Flux Trends

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.




18 January 2021 7:18 PM
Tags:
Economy
Marketing
Technology
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Retail
Future
Fossil fuels
tech
trends
Flux Trends
Dion Chang
trends analysis
2021
futurology
2021 trends
The State We’re In
zoonotics
diplomacy
vaccine nationalism
security alliances
socio-cultural
existential crises
metaverse

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