and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Future”
list of topics
What lessons useful for meeting the challenges of the future can be
learned from your nation, culture, or people?
Which lifestyles and cultural values are likely to survive in 2025
and which ones will become marginalized or extinct? A partial
list of cultural
is available to provide a
starting point for your thoughts.
What aspects of everyday life taken for granted in other nations or
cultures (for example, the alarm clock based lifestyle, or notions
of prosperity or identity) are not taken for granted in your own
nation or culture?
people will be most highly valued in 2025? The young or the
elderly? Gifted, creative people or others – and which
gifts? Introverts or extroverts (and consider the other
Myers-Briggs or equivalent personality descriptors)? Which
professions? Who will be the "celebrities"?
is the future of “future” in different culture? How does
“the future” – or the anticipation of it – impact people’s
thoughts and actions in the present? What are the differing
assumptions about the future, the mindsets, that different cultures
bring into inter-cultural dialog?
is the future of cultural diversity itself? Will cultural
plurality be maintained, or is a monolithic
"one-size-fits-all" world more likely to emerge?
do people from different cultures define differences and
similarities – and are they re-defining them?
To what extent does one’s culture shape his/her sense of
identity? How will people’s senses of identity change if the
What long-term issues that are important to your nation or
culture are not
addressed in international in mainstream dialog?
How will people's everyday lives change if another culture becomes
dominant in 2025?
What types of new countercultures will arise in your part of the
world or elsewhere?
What are your nation’s or culture’s general perspectives on the
This list is not
exhaustive. We are receptive to other theme-consistent topics.
your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.