A trend always reflects a social desire. Transparency is a trend. As used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in a social context, transparency implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. Transparency is when you don’t have anything to hide.
I think this is exactly what we all want, transparency in the politics, no corruption, transparency in the media, no manipulations, transparency in the financial system, no speculation… Well, I hope all those things will become a trend sooner or later.