Futurologists and Economics
Futurology and Economics don't mix very readily it seems. Which is a pity, since rigidity is a big problem with many of the current economic research and approaches.
A very englightening talk by Richard Watson from 1,5 years ago gives a basic overview of the dynamics behing predicting the future. The video mentions some obivous economic trends such as the aging trend, the power shift to the East.
It also however gives an insight into the very speculative and creative way of predicting trends and events and also playing out scenarios about the future.