In The Wake Of Destruction

What The Future Holds For Humanity

Abhishek Kothari
6 min readDec 31, 2019
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Sometimes, you recognize truth because it destroys you for a bit — Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Creativity carries in itself the seeds of destruction. Newer technologies are eating older ones and a newer world order is silently replacing the older one. The middle class is in the midst of so much turmoil that it can barely keep its head above water. The worlds of technology, politics and business are being reshaped by economic forces just like the mountains get reshaped by the winds.

The world is changing so rapidly that by the time you read this sentence, the world markets would have processed hundreds of political developments. How, then, do we make sense of the world? Mega trends are your friends. They help you understand the overarching story so that you can then understand the finer details better.

In this article, I attempt to peer into the future and to summarize three mega trends in key spheres of our lives. Life, proverbially, is never going to be the same again. All we can do is try to be prepared for the future.


Mega Trend No.1: Almost all problems in global society are economic in nature. The middle class will find itself in



Abhishek Kothari

Futurist@The Intersection of Finance, Tech & Humanity. Stories of a Global Language: “Money”. Contributor @ Startup Grind, HackerNoon, HBR