If hindsight is such a wonderful thing, surely foresight would be better. CSIRO identifies 6 future megatrends:
The megatrends are:
“More from Less” – the decline in resource availability while demand is increasing;
“Going going gone” which addresses the risk of biodiversity loss due to human activity;
“The silk highway” meaning the world’s economic centre is shifting to Asia;
“Forever young” where the ageing population is both an asset and a challenge;
“Virtually here”; the impact of increased digital connectivity; and
“Great expectations”, reflecting the human desire for more intense personal experiences.