Two Big Forces
Over the next twenty years, two big forces will deeply change the world as we know it. Indeed, the rate of change will be unprecedented.
Just think: by 2020, not long from now, China could be well on its way to becoming once again the world's largest economy, some 200 years after losing the title. Billions of computer chips will have launched a world in which objects talk to each other. Electronic money will have sent central banks scrambling for new roles. Water will have replaced petroleum as a main cause of strategic tension.
FIGURE 1. 1 The Two Big Forces