Asia will play an increasingly important role in the world in terms of driving global growth, innovation and contributing significant resources and expertise to solving global problems. However, the reverse of these core planning assumptions (and many others) are also plausible. Changes in the social, technological, economic, environmental, political, and security realms will reshape Asia over the next decade, which may result in quite different and potential surprises - both positive and negative. In its 2013 foresight study, The Future of Asia: Forces of Change and Potential Surprises, Horizons explored the forces of change shaping Asia and implications for Canada and Australia over the next 10 to 15 years. Some of the insights uncovered as part of this study’s areas of scanning are included below.