The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies had its 35th anniversary in January
2005. For that occasion, we look ahead rather than back and present a possible view
of the World of 2040 A.D. with special attention paid to the Scandinavian countries.
This scenario for 2040 is both explorative and normative. It is our proposal for a possible future, but it does not, of course, rule out other possible scenarios as long as they
satisfy the demands for realism and internal consistency; across a span of 35 years,
the uncertainty is considerable.