Society is on the brink of a new era that will be shaped by major advances in technology and lasting demographic transformations. The following list shows the megatrends we can expect in upcoming years.
- Megacities -- cities with a population of more than 10 million -- will grow from 28 to 41 by 2030.
- The population will tally 1.4 billion people over the age of 60 -- that's 56 percent of the world population by 2030.
- There will be far less demand for brick-and-mortar stores or even schools for that matter with the popularization of e-commerce and distance learning.