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The Future in 5 Minutes

Consider these predictions. They’re all based on identifiable trends. Ask yourself how this affects you, your business, and your business future:

  • In 10 years, the number one English-speaking country in the world will be China.
  • By 2011, 90% of all the engineers in the world will live in Asia.
  • In 20 years, two thirds of the world’s middle class will live in India and China. That will be 1.15 billion people, an increase from 430 million in 2000.
  • The Chinese instant messenger system QQ has more than 342 million users.

This five-minute video puts a quiet, almost peaceful, musical background behind a series of startling Futures Group predictions of drastic change coming soon to a world near you.

If for any reason you can’t see the video here on the blog, just click here for the source video on YouTube.

My thanks to Kare Anderson of for posting to this. The title, The Rise of the Rest comes from the title of a recent book by Fareed Zakaria (Newsweek International Editor).


  • Karen says:

    Everyone should watch this at least once if not more. Really thought-provoking and starts the wheels moving. Surely this is telling us something not only important but something we can use to our advantage in forward thinking.
    Thanks for a great eye-opener this morning!

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