A while ago, we referred to the British horizonscanning centre. They recently commissioned a set of foresight studies to scan 50 years ahead : the sigma and delta scans, carried out by futures researchers, Outsights-Ipsos Mori and the Instute For The Future.
Both scans are essentially databases of articles on trends, their characteristics and possible implications. The sigma scan follows the STEEP-pattern and looks into the areas of Society, Science & Technology, Economics, Environment and Politics, whereas the delta scan is split up into several outlook categories, mostly along the lines of scientific disciplines.
Our friends over at Experientia compiled a nice selection of trends from the two studies.