A new emergence among the top trends was the expectation of changing values in the global political economy. The direction of this change is varied, some predicting the victory of compassion over the current core global values of business and profit. Others predict a gradual acceptance of our current economic state as permanent and ‘normal’, whilst others believe that the world will come to accept the irrelevance and unsuitability of democracy in the face of current challenges. Overwhelmingly, respondents from North America identified this trend. None from International Organisations or Governments identified it.