The eight trends that will define 2021–and beyond


  1. Innovation
  2. Consumer behavior
  3. The environment
  4. Healthcare
  5. Coping with increased government involvement
  6. Restructuring of corporate portfolios
  7. Shifting supply chains
  8. Air travel

With the exception of the “corporate portfolios” comment (which is very vaguely discussed), most of these get a lot of play in the media, and I won’t belabor them.

For a good take on making strategic R&D a part of our US national economic security foundation, see this Issues article: