- Top Trends of 2011
- KINGSTON, NY, 28 December
2010 - After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people
may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times. But that
is not what we are predicting:
- 1. Wake-Up Call The people of all
nations, having become convinced of the inability of leaders and know-it-all
"arbiters of everything" to fulfill their promises, will do more
than just question authority, they will defy it. The seeds of revolution
will be sown.
- 2. Crack-Up 2011 In 2011, with
the bailout funds and arsenal of other schemes to prop up the economy depleted,
teetering economies will collapse, currency wars will ensue, trade barriers
will be erected, economic unions will splinter, and the onset of the "Greatest
Depression" (a trend we forecasted before the massive bailouts existed)
will be recognized by everyone.
- 3. Screw the People As times get even
tougher and people get even poorer, the "authorities" will intensify
their efforts to extract the funds needed to meet fiscal obligations.
While there will be variations on the theme, the governments' song will
be the same: cut what you give, raise what you take.
- 4. Crime Waves No job + no money + compounding
debt = high stress, strained relations, short fuses. In 2011, with the
fuse lit, it will be prime time for Crime Time. As Gerald Celente says,
"When people lose everything and they have nothing left to lose, they
lose it." And "lose it" they will.
- 5. Crackdown on Liberty As crime
rates rise, so will the voices demanding a crackdown. A national crusade
to "Get Tough on Crime" will be waged against the citizenry.
And just as in the "War on Terror," where "suspected terrorists"
are killed before proven guilty or jailed without trial, in the "War
on Crime" everyone is a suspect until proven innocent.
- 6. Alternative Energy In laboratories and
workshops unnoticed by mainstream analysts, scientific visionaries and
entrepreneurs are forging a new physics incorporating principles once thought
impossible, working to create devices that liberate more energy than they
consume. What are they, and how long will it be before they can be
brought to market?
- 7. Journalism 2.0 2011 will
mark the year that new methods of news and information distribution will
render the 20th century model obsolete. With its unparalleled
reach across borders and language barriers, "Journalism 2.0"
has the potential to influence and educate citizens in a way that governments
and corporate media moguls would never permit.
- 8. Cyberwars In 2010, every
major government acknowledged that Cyberwar was a clear and present danger
and, in fact, had already begun. The demonstrable effects of Cyberwar
and its companion, Cybercrime, are already significant and will come
of age in 2011. Equally disruptive will be the harsh measures taken by
global governments to control free access to the web, identify its users,
and literally shut down computers that it considers a threat to national
- 9. Youth of the World Unite University
degrees in hand yet out of work, in debt and with no prospects on the horizon,
feeling betrayed and angry, young adults and 20-somethings are mad as hell,
and they're not going to take it anymore. Not mature enough to control
their impulses, the confrontations they engage in will escalate disproportionately.
- 10. End of The World! The closer we get to
2012, the louder the calls will be that "The End is near!" Among
Armageddonites the actual end of the world, and annihilation of the Earth
in 2012, is a matter of certainty. Even the rational and informed
may sometimes feel the world is in a perilous state. Both streams of thought
are leading many to reevaluate their chances for personal survival, be
it in heaven or on earth.
- 11. The Mystery Trend ... will be revealed
upon publication of theTrends Journal in mid-January.
- With (http://enews.trendsresearch.com/q/RJompqI9lbz7_qd5QPmu
kN0LR93DgZpXEF0SU5NXYLfYCsBGLEJaDgH42) an unexcelled track record to prove
it, no one can provide a more accurate look into the future than Gerald
Celente, Trends Journal Publisher.
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