Even as the global economy adds impressively to per capita wealth, inequality will deepen, and natural resource constraints will start to make an impact.
This will be an era where more emphasis is placed on energy and resource efficiency, and where policy mechanisms are increasingly used to motivate recycling and circular designs.
India will experience extraordinarily strong growth over the next decade and will rival Japan as the world’s third largest economy by 2025. China may challenge the USA as the number one largest economy.
Others in the top 10 by economic size will probably be Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Brazil, - with the 10th position occupied by either Italy, South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, or Turkey.