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Eight contemporary trends - likely to have a major influence between 2000 and 2005 - are described. Not all o f the trends will affect all of society - indeed some of the trends run counter to one another. Nevertheless, it is expected that each will affect enough people to be significant. The trends have been identified on the basis of professional judgement and cross-referenced against the predictions of other trends specialists1. Possible consequences of each these trends for design are described in the context of their wider implications for commerce, manufacturing and society as a whole.