The Surprise that Transforms. An American Perspective on What the 2040s Might Bring


Authors: Berry, Brian J. L.; Elliott, Euel
Almanac: Kondratieff waves:Cycles, Crises, and Forecasts

Abstract

Each long wave peak has been followed by a cluster of paradigm-shifting innovations that transform every aspect of work and life. We expect that the next peak of c. 2036 will also be followed by a decade-long cluster of innovatory changes in energy sources and use, artificial intelligence and robotics, widespread use of virtual realities, usage of blockchaining, and laying the foundations for a new age of exploration into and beyond the solar system.

Keywords: Kondratieff wave, innovation, paradigm shifts, hydrogen energy, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, bitcoin, blockchain, exploration of space.