I think a very important part of planning one’s career and life is to monitor where the industry is going. Doing so can provide valuable insights that could help answer questions like:
Am I going to be out of work in the near future?
Is the industry going to take a dip making things more competitive in the job market?
Can my company survive a dip?
Is my industry looking up? Is it a good time for me to take a leap?
And tons of others.