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Scenario — How will society change over the next 50 years? Will we still have jobs as we do today, perhaps with slightly shorter working weeks, or will the so-called “technological singularity” lead us to totally restructure our society? Perhaps reality lies somewhere in the middle. We look at three scenarios for the next few decades of technological development. From Scenario Magazine.