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Digitopia 2035 Scenario: A Smaller Circle — How to Create More Meaningful Connections

Published: 10 April 2019

ID: G00384780

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Frank Buytendijk


We often assume that the digital world is a global world. All devices must be connected. Technologies need to scale. But the Digitopia 2035 stories paint a different picture. As part of digital transformation, CIOs should actually drive toward a smaller rather than bigger “circle” of connectivity.

Table Of Contents


  • Storytelling: A Smaller Circle
    • Theme 1. Local Economy
    • Theme 2. Future Nostalgia
    • Theme 3. Choices, Choices
    • Theme 4. Fear — The Dark Side of the Smaller Circle
    • Links to the Other Scenarios
  • Analysis: Early Indicators
  • Business Implications

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