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Old 07-14-2017, 10:54 PM
Location: Cannes
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Great read:
Let me know what you guys think
The Great Eight: Trillion-Dollar Growth Trends to 2020 - Bain & Company
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:03 PM
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This was published 6 years ago, no? So now we're asked to evaluate predictions, with the benefit of hindsight?

I find the article to be a mixture of trite platitudes (of course the majority of growth of population, consumers and economic activity would be developing/emerging economies!) and rather parlous error. Example of the latter: instead of commodity-shortages and rising prices, we have a glut and a price-collapse. As for emerging technologies enhancing our lives - well, of course; but at somewhat muted pace. In 2011, 3D printers were expensive and frivolous toys. Today they’re less expensive and somewhat less frivolous, but additive manufacturing remains far inferior in accuracy and material-strength to what’s available in conventional machining.

But isn't the prediction game fun - especially if played by $300/hour consultants?
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