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2017’s top ten signals of change

by Futures Centre, Dec 18
1 minute read

Which gamechangers got you talking in 2017? From new blockchain applications, to the shifting dynamics of citizens vs governments, all the way down to what we wear, how we power our lives and the way we eat, here are the ten signals of change that attracted the most interest among our community in 2017—starting from #10. Here goes!


10 // Written by Ali Silk

9 // Spotted and written by Gwyneth Fries

8 // Spotted by Jacob Park, written by Naomi Kreitman

7 // Spotted and written by Gemma Adams

6 // Spotted by Simon Billing, written by Mieke Van der Laan

5 // Spotted by Gwyneth Fries

4 // Spotted by Madhumitha Ardhanari, written by Li Lin Loh

3 // Spotted by Louise Armstrong, written by Anna Simpson

2 // Spotted and written by Gwyneth Fries

1 // Spotted by Michaela Rose, written by Joy Green



This list of top signals represents what our community was most interested in this year. How does this compare to your view of the world and hopes for 2018?


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