Trends Issue 042 - October 2006

Retail Packaging Strives to Serve Many Masters

Product proliferation, intense cost pressures, and bulging landfills — these are just a few of the challenges facing...

Retail Packaging Strives to Serve Many Masters
published on: Oct 15, 2006

Americans Deal with Loneliness

In a country of 300 million people, many are still intensely lonely. We’ll brief you on the implications and...

Americans Deal with Loneliness
published on: Oct 15, 2006

Global Migration Is Reaching a Crisis Point

Migration is one of the most powerful forces shaping civilization. At this moment, 191 million people live outside...

Global Migration Is Reaching a Crisis Point
published on: Oct 15, 2006

American Cities Shed the Middle Class

As the Trends editors have predicted, Middle America is steadily moving from the cities to the suburbs — and...

American Cities Shed the Middle Class
published on: Oct 15, 2006

Robots that Feel Our Pain

After 50 years of development, robotics and artificial intelligence research have brought us computers that play chess...

Robots that Feel Our Pain
published on: Oct 15, 2006

Anti-Science and Pseudo-Science

Over the past 400 years, the scientific method has risen in stature to become the undisputed arbiter of truth in...

Anti-Science and Pseudo-Science
published on: Oct 15, 2006

Working in the 21st Century

Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed dramatic changes in the nature of employment, workplace policies, and...

Working in the 21st Century
published on: Oct 15, 2006