Insights · February 26th, 2021

This archive article was written by Glen Hiemstra, Futurist Emeritus.

Glen Hiemstra founded in the 1990’s and is now Futurist Emeritus in the Think Tank. An internationally respected expert on creating preferred futures, long-range planning and assessing future trends, Glen has advised professional, business, community, and government organizations for three decades. He is available to work with incredible clients on futurist keynotes and foresight consulting projects.

As 2020 came to a close Patti Payne of the Puget Sound Business Journal asked me to reflect on what we might see emerge after Covid in the 2020’s. Optimistic about the prospects for wide-spread vaccination by the end of 2021 and this disease mostly behind us globally in 2022, I suggested that the whole decade may well be viewed as a kind of roaring-twenties. People stream back to offices and downtown life, global travel takes a long time to fully recover but people travel again, climate change is confronted aggressively, the decade is remembered for further developments in space, and more. Link to the interview and more news here…

A year ago we were getting ready for the pandemic. Now we are cautiously looking ahead.

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