Carat Trends 2021
Fifty years ago Alvin Toffler wrote the book Future Shock. He defined future shock as a psychological state brought about by a personal perception of “too much change in too short a period of time”. It’s like the ‘culture shock’ of visiting somewhere very different, but describing a bewilderment about the future.
2020 definitely delivered that!
To look ahead to 2021 we need to take stock of this year, look for patterns, and find technologies and behaviours that are becoming a part of life for more people. This is a presentation of ideas and themes. We are not making a claim for the trends to be definitive and having an impact on everyone, but they are all likely to continue to grow into the future.