Issue 5:2013. In this issue, we look ahead to the year 2030. How do we live, work, eat and spend our time by then? This is a perspective of 17 years, and if we also look back 17 years – to 1996 – we get an idea of how much things can change. As Klaus Æ. Mogensen writes on page 54, WWW was then still in its infancy, and Internet Explorer had just been introduced, just as mobile phones hadn’t yet become ubiquitous and besides weighed half a kilogram. However, looking back we can also see how much that hasn’t changed. It is difficult to determine precisely where the changes happen or don’t happen, and the timing is always crucial.