Tiger 2030

Survival of the fittest

Scenario Quadrant

  • High economic movement
  • Narrow socio-political ideals

Scenario Challenges

  • Environment: Keeping the environment in focus despite “selfish” actors.
  • Health: Combating obesity and an aging population. Resource issues.
  • Digitalization: Developing new technology despite controlled resources and lacking collaboration.
  • Sustainable Society: Higher risk for local tyrants, unchecked propaganda, etc.
  • Education: Polarized and unbalanced education.

The life of a Tiger

Ty Gress had lived all his life in the US. He didn’t even own a passport and, despite working in an officially global company, Ty saw no need to get one. And why would he? As far as he was concerned, all the business deals he needed could be found within the US borders! Ty looked out over the landscape he was working in with a satisfied grin. “One day, this will be mine” he thought to himself before picking up his computer and heading to the next board meeting.

Ty’s confidence was not without merit. He had seen how the tariff wars of the late 2010’s caused a dip in the economy, but contrary to his colleagues, Ty was confident that it would only be a temporary dip. Once the borders were strengthened, new buying power would be found locally. The true challenge lay in securing the right resources, and nobody knew how to broker a resource deal like Ty did. By the mid 2020’s, Ty was a world-renowned asset negotiator, who always forced his opponents to the table on his own terms.

“Attack, attack, attack,” he would say, “eventually they will come to you.”

Years passed and both the economy and the company Ty now owned kept growing like mad. The world that had once been moving towards a more global trade market had turned into a handful of massive economical regions: USA, Kina, India, EU and Mercosur. No region cooperated with another and getting a head start on vital resources was prioritized over everything else.

On the 88th floor of the Trump tower Ty looked out over the neon filled city bellow. There were more lights on the streets now but fewer people moved around outside. The air was too unpleasant. Ty wrinkled his nose in disgust but sighed in relief as he read the article his phone had just notified him about. The New York mayor had just approved the bill that would allow the city to start altering the weather patterns; the poisonous air would be blown elsewhere and it would no longer be NYC’s problem.