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THE US 20: 20 Huge Trends That Will Dominate America's Future

Lake powell

The year is winding down, so it’s time to take stock of where America is heading.

Last year’s inaugural U.S. 20 list featured things like the end of retail, the revival of manufacturing and the shale revolution.

Believe it or not, it wasn’t difficult at all to come up with 20 brand new trends this year that will dominate headlines over the next decade.

It’s not that all of last year’s forces have already dissipated.

But new movements have already sprung up.

The 2013 list includes two new geographic centres of the American economy, evolving patterns of relationships, robots, and the changing energy landscape.

Check it out.

1. The Bay Area Is Now The Center Of The Universe

1. The Bay Area Is Now The Center Of The Universe

1. The Bay Area Is Now The Center Of The Universe

1. The Bay Area Is Now The Center Of The Universe

2. The Sharing Economy

2. The Sharing Economy

2. The Sharing Economy

2. The Sharing Economy

3. The Texas Growth Engine

3. The Texas Growth Engine

3. The Texas Growth Engine

3. The Texas Growth Engine

4. The Great Congealing Of Cities And Suburbs

4. The Great Congealing Of Cities And Suburbs

4. The Great Congealing Of Cities And Suburbs

4. The Great Congealing Of Cities And Suburbs

5. Rise Of The Robots

5. Rise Of The Robots

5. Rise Of The Robots

5. Rise Of The Robots

6. Energy Costs Have Stopped Growing

6. Energy Costs Have Stopped Growing

6. Energy Costs Have Stopped Growing

6. Energy Costs Have Stopped Growing

7. Renewables Are Surging

7. Renewables Are Surging

7. Renewables Are Surging

7. Renewables Are Surging

8. Wearable Technology

8. Wearable Technology

8. Wearable Technology

8. Wearable Technology

9. Everyone's Living Alone

9. Everyone's Living Alone

9. Everyone Lives Alone

9. Everyone Lives Alone

10. Everyone Dates Online

10. Everyone Dates Online

10. Everyone Dates Online

10. Everyone Dates Online

11. Stagflation

11. Stagflation

11. Stagflation

11. Stagflation

12. The Future Of Housing Is Renting

12. The Future Of Housing Is Renting

12. The Future Of Housing Is Renting

12. The Future Of Housing Is Renting

13. Obesity Is At A Crossroads

13. Obesity Is At A Crossroads

13. Obesity Is At A Crossroads

13. Obesity Is At A Crossroads

14. The Gun Control Debate Is Over And Guns Won

14. The Gun Control Debate Is Over And Guns Won

14. The Gun Control Debate Is Over And Guns Won

14. The Gun Control Debate Is Over And Guns Won

15. The War On Drugs Is Over And Drugs Won

15. The War On Drugs Is Over And Drugs Won

15. The War On Drugs Is Over And Drugs Won

15. The War On Drugs Is Over And Drugs Won

14. Old Hollywood Is Dead And Old TV Is Dying

16. Old Hollywood Is Dead And Old TV Is Dying

14. Old Hollywood Is Dead And Old TV Is Dying

14. Old Hollywood Is Dead And Old TV Is Dying

17. The Education Bubble Has Burst

17. The Education Bubble Has Burst

17. The Education Bubble Has Burst

17. The Education Bubble Has Burst

18. Teacher Evaluations

18. Teacher Evaluations

18. Teacher Evaluations

18. Teacher Evaluations

19. The Unintended Consequences Of Obamacare

19. The Unintended Consequences Of Obamacare

19. The Unintended Consequences Of Obamacare

19. The Unintended Consequences Of Obamacare

20. The End Of Men

20. The End Of Men

20. The End Of Men

20. The End Of Men

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