Megatrends are interesting because they deal with the future and how we imagine our lives will be.  We are living longer, migrating to urban centers, embracing exciting new technologies, and living with our parents (or our children) much longer.  But how real that future is depends on how much it affects you.  Sure, more people are eating vegetarian and driving electric vehicles, but so what?  If you work in the Office of the CFO, these trends sound more like longer-term hypotheticals for our stockbrokers and marketing brethren to worry about.  Why should we care about theoretical future states when we have to close the books, forecast our cash flow, finish the budget and get the Board book out this weekend?  When will all this cool technology actually make our Finance and Accounting lives easier?