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Scary scenarios for the future
Posted: 17 October 2017

As futurists, we often tend to favour a techno-optimistic view. After all, if you don't think the future can be better through your own efforts, then what's the point of trying to create the future? But we should not ignore the dystopian scenarios, some of which are pretty horrific, and possible, even if we think them unlikely. Here are ten predictions from the future that will be bound to scare you. But before you give up all hope, remember that the future is what we make of it, not what happens to us. And some of these 'predictions' are extremely speculative. Predictions that the world will become more authoritarian should be balanced by the increasing influence of Gen Y and Gen Z and the global trend toward openness, transparency and democratisation. The digital revolution won't be stopped by nationalists and recidivists. Either way, the future will always surprise us!

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