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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Notations From the Grid (Special Mid-Week Edition): As 2022 is Before Us (Courtesy the Economist)
If 2021 was the year the world turned the tide against the pandemic, 2022 will be dominated by the need to adjust to new realities, both in areas reshaped by the crisis (the new world of work, and the future of travel) and as deeper trends reassert themselves (the rise of China, accelerating climate change). In our annual publication, The World Ahead 2022, we consider the outlook for the coming year across politics, business, technology and culture. But zooming in from that bigger picture, here are eight specific ways in which the world will change next year.
Tom Standage Deputy editor, The Economist, and editor, The World Ahead 2022