Consumer Products: Imagining the Future
People’s buying and consumption patterns are deeply affected by their age, where they live, how they communicate, and their economic health, creating a complex moving target that consumer products companies need to adjust to.
Energy and Natural Resources: Powering Societies
The energy and natural resources industry is among the most dependent upon the status quo, at least from a core technology and materials use perspective. This requires careful hedges against disruption, as capital-intensive businesses can be extremely hard to pivot.
Power, Energy Storage, and the Decentralization of the Grid
The economic viability of some forms of renewable energy will be enabled by effective grid storage technology, which facilitates the localization of energy production and consumption.
Infrastructure and Construction: Building for Generations
Public and private sector planners must accurately predict population density and infrastructure usage to ensure that they build systems to support populations 10-30+ years in the future.