Megatrends Watch Institute


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    Global Megatrends
    Analyzing the evolution of megatrends
    Megatrends Research
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    Game Changers
    Uncovering the emergence of game-changers
    Foresight Intelligence
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    Megatrends Talks
    Discussing the implications of megatrends
    Megatrends Conferences
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    Future Visions
    Envisioning the future of society
    Futures Studies

Megatrends Watch Institute (MWI)

The Megatrends Watch Institute (MWI) is a foresight think-tank devoted to studying and understanding the global megatrends and its impacts upon society. We provide a range of research-based strategic advisory services which help organizations —governments, corporations, nonprofits, institutions— acquire valuable insights about the future and how to respond to complex change.

Megatrends Research

We provide research-based strategic advice to help organizations identify and understand the potential opportunities and risks associated with the current global megatrends.
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Foresight Intelligence

We provide strategic foresight consultation to help organizations identify and recognize possible game-changers that may emerge, while finding new ways to maximize value and minimize risk.
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Megatrends Talks

We provide corporate workshops and sessions to help organizations initiate a culture of foresight and innovation, while embedding a future-oriented mindset within the top management team.
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Futures Studies

We provide strategic forward-thinking advice to help organizations create and develop new long-term strategic visions for the future, while exploring the most plausible alternative futures.
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The Foreseer

The Foreseer is the official online publication of the Megatrends Watch Institute in which our staff, peer researchers, and guest futurists publish their latest ground-breaking research, up-to-date reviews, perspectives and opinions. The Foreseer is updated weekly, uncovering the latest macro trends and developments —in business, economics, society, technology and the environment— that are taking place throughout the world.


What will the world be like in 2050 ?

Global Megatrends 2050 is an undergoing research project of the Megatrends Watch Institute which seeks to understand how the future of the world will be shaped. Within the scope of this research is to analyze the foreseeable potential impacts of the global megatrends upon society and the world.
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  • Global Population Growth, 1700-2050

    Demographic Megatrends
    The world's population is currently growing
    at a rate of about 80 million people per year.

  • World GDP Growth, 1900-2015

    Economic Megatrends
    The global economy is currently in the midst
    of a 30-year economic super-cycle.

  • World Oil Production, 1900-2015

    Resources Megatrends
    The extraction of many non-renewable resources
    is currently reaching a peak.

  • Global Deforestation, 1800-2015

    Environmental Megatrends
    We are in global ecological overshoot,
    consuming more than the planet can provide.

Study the past, if you would divine the future

Confucius, Chinese Philosopher (551–479 BC)