The Great Acceleration Presentations

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The Great Acceleration macrotrend presentations are designed for you and your team to engage with three new global macrotrends set to radicalise 2021 and beyond

Perhaps you want to equip your team with the latest trends and practical insights, or maybe you are looking for an inspiring keynote to share with your team, department or entire company.

These 30-minute presentations can be watched online and on demand at your own convenience. Choose from each of the three new macrotrend on-demand video presentations, sold separately or as a 360-degree collection for a discounted rate.

Each presentation includes a free downloadable PDF of the accompanying macrotrend report, usually worth £350.

Header image: Leeza Pritychenko for The Future Laboratory. Design by Nikita Iziev.






Alternet Economies

With everyone becoming a brand, what is left to trade?

Some 30 years after the internet was created, a revolution is upon us. A technological counter-culture is subverting digital capitalism and powering new value frontiers for creators, consumers and brands. A next-generation internet built on decentralised technologies not only promises better user control, but also more competition.

In this presentation, we take a look at the next chapter of stakeholder capitalism. Here, we explore:

: Drivers

Rapid digital transformation is raising questions about society’s relationship with the internet and our over-reliance on centralised technology. We explore global drivers such as Accelerating Technologies, Dislocated World and Evolving Demographics.

: Insight

From direct-to-creator culture to platform cooperatives, the internet economy’s established value exchange is evolving to become more equitable and diverse. We present trends such as Post-social Creators, Cooperative Media and Direct-to-avatar.

: Foresight

In the future, technologically empowered consumers will trade new assets, currencies and collectibles as they move between virtual worlds. We delve into the future of Personal IPOs, Community Coders and Non-fungible Fabrication.


Equilibrium Cities

How will post-pandemic environments be reimagined?

The pandemic has sapped the energy of urban life. Revealing stark inequalities between global citizens, Covid-19 is exposing issues with urban safety, public services and access to green spaces in our cities. This demands new and urgent approaches to how our streets and spaces are used, alongside a reframing of who and what are the priorities of our future city. In the 2020s, we anticipate the rise of Equilibrium Cities.

As we move through The Transformative Twenties, data-first digital systems will enable people to shape and experience their cities remotely, possibly even in alternative realms.  This presentation covers:

: Drivers

As the pandemic and sociopolitical shifts lay bare myriad inequalities in our urban environments, a call for change is emerging from hyper-local living. We explore global drivers such as Accelerating Technologies, Dislocated World and Global vs Local.

: Insight

In the decade ahead, city living will become greener, more inclusive and responsive, shaping a future of equitable and progressive urban living. We present trends such as Blended Cultural Realms, Salubrious Streets and Natural Foundations.

: Foresight

By 2030, global cities’ growth will mean urban issues are tackled through hyper-connectivity, virtual experiences and networked cooperation. We delve into the future of  Civilian Safety Nets, City Super-networks and Digital Domains.






Elastic Brands

How quickly can your brand respond, recalibrate and adapt?

Forget advertising campaigns and branded content. As the power dynamic shifts between brands and consumers, all eyes are on the inner workings of your business – and how seamlessly it can respond, recalibrate and adapt. Moving beyond reactionary thinking, this is a chance for brands to pilot a truly transformative future for business.

In this presentation, we examine how as the power dynamic shifts between brands and consumers, all eyes are on the inner workings of businesses, and how seamlessly they can respond and recalibrate.  This presentation unlocks:

: Drivers

Brands are caught in the middle between mounting consumer expectations and an alarmingly turbulent business climate. We explore global drivers such as Dislocated World, Global vs Local and Climate Change.

: Insight

Throwing open the doors to their internal processes, brands are abandoning knee-jerk reactions and implementing an approach of more strategic and sustained problem-solving. We present trends such as Symbiosis Strategies, Outside Insiders and Conscious Recalibration.

: Foresight

The next decade will turn the business world inside out, as revolutionary job titles disrupt the C-suite and brands contemplate their own expiry dates. We delve into the future of Chief Disaster Officers, Mortal Commerce and Dynamic Democracy.


Get the video collection

You can buy each of our macrotrend presentations separately, or download The Great Acceleration full Macrotrend Collection, which contains all three presentations and PDF reports.

To purchase the presentations separately, please select the macrotrend from the drop-down menu and click add to cart.

Each presentation includes a free downloadable PDF of the accompanying macrotrend report, usually worth £350.

Members of the LS:N Global premium package gain exclusive access to all on-demand presentations six months after our live events, as well as trend reports, markets and innovations across all eight sectors.

Full collection (£1,700):  

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Looking for something more bespoke?

Our edited and bespoke presentations enable you to experience our macrotrends through the lens of your own business. We can create or tailor our research to suit the needs of your business.
Edited: We take our off-the-shelf presentations and tailor them to your brief. Our edited presentations can combine existing and new research, tailored to your sector, category or brand.

Bespoke: Our bespoke presentations feature new research carried out by our foresight and strategy experts. These presentations include stakeholder and expert interviews that dig a little deeper to create something unique to your brand.

For both our edited and bespoke presentations, we offer a live Q&A option for you to interact with our expert presenters and ask them questions.

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