To add a layer of friction that removes bias from my futurecasting, I added factual and fictional social, regulatory, environmental, and economic variables that would impact the future I envisioned.
︎ Cities will force cars out in favor of transit, while private mobility companies will pivot and cooperate to stay in business.
︎ Global population will grow to 8.5 billion people, with the majority of growth likely in urban areas.
︎ Labor-intensive jobs will be seriously impacted by automation on a global scale.
︎ Laws will catch up to the speed of technological advancements.
︎ Huge corporations will likely grow even larger, merging and acquiring more firms.
︎ Green collar jobs replace blue collar jobs, after the wave of automation.