h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways. Around the end of the year, media outlets regularly try to out-predict each other. Particularly in tech journalism, The Next Top Ten Trends To Watch or The Top Apps For 2012 are everywhere. They’re easy to write and get clicked and linked like crazy, so editors love these lists. Who’s to blame them? Even though most people grin smugly while doing so, they read these lists. h+ wanted to go beyond just a top 10 link list, both in breadth and depth. So they asked a bunch of peers and friends to share some thoughts. What are the main drivers of change in their respective fields, what does that mean, and what type of change do they hope for? h+ tried to capture specific insights into different fields & industries (deep knowledge), expectations (what will happen) and desires (what should happen).Among those we asked were designers, scientists, strategists, and a few people who, like us, squarely “sit in between the chairs”, as the Germans say. A big thank you to all contributors who took up the challenge: Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Dannie Jost, Georgina Voss, Mike Arauz, Sami Niemelä, Stefan Erschwendner and Tamao Funahashi.