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Score: 6.3
This Week and Warm Top 4 Examples: 8,806 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 12 - Jul 14
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Consumers turn to robots for an efficient source of socialization
Implications - A shift in consumer desires has robots offering forms of socialization rather than high-tech efficiency. Providing friendship and personalized engagement, these robotic innovations help replace the need for human contact. Thus, reflecting an evolution in attitudes toward technology that goes beyond pragmatism and toward more personal fulfillment. [More]
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Score: 7.5
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 14,649 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 12 - Mar 14
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Virtual animals cater to those looking for companions through high-tech means
Implications - With the busy day-to-day life of most adult consumers, making time to spend with others can be challenging. Seeking to acquire of love and affection without having to put in too much personal time, consumers are turning to virtual pets such as robotic dogs to fill the void of companionship. Digital pets combine the convenience of technology with the need to care for another, reflecting the need for more contemporary ways to engage in communal activities. [More]
Score: 7.1
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 26,363 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Feb 14
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Modern prosthetics cater to consumers aiming for physical perfection
Implications - In a society where striving toward perfection is commonplace, consumers are always on the lookout for products or services that will make them the best they can be. High-tech prosthetics not only replace missing or damaged limbs, but also provide an overall improvement to function. These physical substitutions reflect the strive for excellence among consumers, combining practical physical attributes with high-tech features. [More]
Score: 8.1
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 34,259 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 13 - Jan 14
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Automatic household devices illustrate a demand for high-tech convenience
Implications - With consumers becoming increasingly busy in their everyday lives, making time to do simple things like chores can be difficult. Robotic household devices seek to make the cleaning process more efficient, allowing consumers the freedom to engage in other activities. This illustrates a growing demand for hyper-convenience. [More]
Score: 2.8
Mild Top 4 Examples: 14,494 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 10 - Jun 11
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Digital gadgets replace the need for human tour guides
Implications - Physical interaction is now often left out of the human communication equation due to the increased use of virtual exchange. This concept has even extended to tourism, an area where the need for a human tour guide has become often unnecessary. With tourist-focused apps and digital maps that are accessible anywhere, traveling consumers can now customize their own itinerary and figure out where to go based on their own personal needs. [More]
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Score: 4.9
Warm Top 4 Examples: 37,753 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 10 - Feb 11
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Self-driving vehicles provide drivers with extreme convenience
Implications - Autonomous automobiles are quickly becoming a reality, with variations on the self-driving car being conceptualized by designers at an alarming rate. As consumers continue to place more emphasis on convenience in their purchasing decisions, the rapid development of driver-less vehicles may just coincide with a just-as-rapid demand. [More]
Score: 4.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 27,523 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 09 - Dec 09
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Tactile tech that turns palms, fingers and hands into go-anywhere gadgets
Implications - Mobile gadgets already have a firm foothold in popular culture, and tactile tech that mounts directly onto hands and fingertips takes this trend further. These next-gen handhelds enhance a human's capabilities in real-time situations where extra strength, scissors or mini computers are needed. [More]
Score: 3.2
Mild Top 4 Examples: 39,435 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 09 - Oct 09
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Outsourcing health and medical care to technology
Implications - Doctors and nurses are increasingly being assisted—or replaced—by technological advances in robotics and machinery. Routine medical visits may become less commonplace in the future as robotic devices that assist in at-home, self diagnostic health care inundate the marketplace. [More]
Score: 6.2
V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 210,489 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 08 - Oct 09
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Robots soon to replace humans as preferred company
Implications - Robotic technology has long been the mental playground of geeks, and advances at the end of the 20th century saw breakthroughs in AI and automated helpers. Now that the technology is making sci-fi reality, will humans soon choose obedient robots over emotional humans? These trends say yes. [More]
Score: 4.1
Mild Top 4 Examples: 108,707 Total Clicks Date Range: May 09 - Oct 09
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Outsourcing to robots becomes more diverse and applicable
Implications - Robots can now walk, talk, perform medical procedures, cook, cut hair, emote, get married, and teach. Robots are becoming efficient human aids, completing tasks and activities quickly and more efficiently, without the physical exhaustion or emotional setbacks of people. [More]