2021 Tech Trends Report



The Future Today Institute's

14th Annual Tech Trends Report


The cataclysmic events of the past year resulted in a significant number of new signals. As a result, we've analyzed nearly 500 tech and science trends across multiple industry sectors. In our 14th annual Tech Trends Report, we have published 12 separate reports with trends grouped by subject. We are including what we've called Book Zero, which details our methodology and shows how we did our work.

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Explore our 2021 Tech Trends at your own pace.


1-minute read

Short, speculative stories exploring plausible futures. Find them in all books.


20-minute read

Concise summary of highlights from all trend books.

Individual Reports

50-minute read

Scenarios, provocative questions, and speculative art are featured in all books.

Full Report

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Get the full, 504-page PDF with everything in one enormous book.