• The public will have the opportunity to comment on the NIC’s “first look” and refined language through August.In addition to analytic crowdsourcing, other important shifts in our methodology and research design include:• Building up from the regions to identify global trends and uncertainties, rather than starting from the global level and moving to the local;
What will the phenomena revolution, resistance, and insurgency look like in 30 years?What will political violence look like?What is the future of governance structures?Will we still be supporting and defending our current Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic in 20-30years?Will we evolve beyond the Westphalian nation state construct? How will sovereignty be viewed? Will their be new forms of "sovereignty" e.g., can multi-national corporations evolve to become sovereign?Can sovereignty exist within cyberspace?Will statesmen be asking upon what kind of war are we about to embark? What will that war look like?What will the concepts of offense, defense, stability operations as well as sabotage and subversion look like?What will be the major narratives of states and non-state actors?What kind of population and resources control measures will be emplace to control larger populations and declining resources?
MAR 24, 2016
The NIC Global Trends Team