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.

Discover fascinating story ideas, learn about emerging industry players, and read future scenarios that'll help your mind wander productively. If we can assist with your next science or tech story, please be in touch.

Explore our 2021 Tech Trends at your own pace.

Future Scenarios

1-minute read

Found throughout every book


20-minute read

Concise summary of all trend categories

Individual Reports

50-minute read

Includes provocative questions to help you brainstorm new story ideas

Full Report

Don't read in one sitting

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