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Artificial Intelligence
Technology as a means to improve who and what the human race is/doing. Think about data, prediction, and technology as a word interchangeable with convenience or ease.
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New fashion motifs channel a neon dystopian aesthetic previously seen on film
Implications - Designers and tastemakers are increasingly presenting fashion initiatives characterized by the juxtaposition of "high tech and low life" imagery that takes inspiration from '90s-era film predictions of future fashion. Arguably a reaction to the at times overwhelming overlap between fast-moving technological advancement and an anxious political climate, this progression also suggests a new design aesthetic being embraced as a symbolic retreat into a comforting fictitious portrayal of the distant future. [More]
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38,919 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Feb 18
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Traditional firefighting methods adopt revamped designs to enhance function
Implications - Traditional methods of fire prevention and fighting are being redesigned with entirely new concepts, innovations, and processes in order to enhance the safety and effectiveness of its methods. This shift reveals the need for relatively traditional industries to take advantage of emerging tech and the enhanced focus on innovation in order to not only keep up with changing consumer lifestyles, but their expectations as well. [More]
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53,143 Total Clicks
May 16 - Feb 18
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Home fire detection products adopt streamlined functions and designs
Implications - Home fire detection appliances are now taking on compact designs and streamlined, targeted functions that ensure their reliability, along with ease of use. With connected tech simultaneously simplifying some home functions and making others more complex, this shift offers consumers the accessibility of compact design, with the benefits of IoT. [More]
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7,388 Total Clicks
Feb 18 - Feb 18
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Fashion retailers employ virtual scanning devices to customize clothing
Implications - Scanning body measurements for the purpose of finding clothing and accessories that fit perfectly is becoming increasingly popular among retailers seeking to customize their offerings in relatively low-commitment ways. The adoption of virtual scanning technology allows fashion brands to better adapt to the needs of their customers, while improving brand appreciation for their perceived focus on customer service. [More]
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141,714 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Feb 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Beyond cars, autonomous vehicles expand to include retail locations and more
Implications - Moving beyond cars, automotive and technology companies are developing more ambitious concepts when it comes to the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. Rolling out iterations of autonomous retail locations and more, this shift in focus shines a light on just how deeply integrated autonomous vehicles will be when it comes to the future of mobility. [More]
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37,851 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Feb 18
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Brands harness artificially intelligent functions to enhance health and fitness
Implications - Apps focused on health and fitness are being created with AI capabilities that ultimately enhance the benefits they offer. This shift serves consumers who are seeking out personalized avenues of self-care, with AI's inherently adaptive nature being the ultimate channel to achieve such goals. [More]
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36,678 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Feb 18
This Month and Warm
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Dining establishments offer interactive order kiosks at visitors' tables
Implications - While tech kiosks for ordering food are relatively common in the fast food industry, those who specialize in more upscale dining experiences are now conceptualizing kiosks that sit at diners' tables, allowing them to order at whim with little effort. These products cut down on wait times for consumers and offer high-tech enhancements that improve brand perception–all while their accessible nature entices guests to purchase more as their dining experience progresses. [More]
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58,186 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Feb 18
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Trend Hunter Services
Artificial intelligence tech aids in the process of travel planning
Implications - AI integration into travel planning is becoming increasingly popular as brands look to optimize the way their targeted consumers choose and experience their travels. The use of AI in accelerating the preparation process serves consumers who are seeking to minimize time spent on such tasks, and proves especially useful as business travel continues to rise. [More]
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25,618 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Feb 18
This Month and Mild
TechWorldTravel
Researchers develop both practical and inessential plans for Mars colonies
Implications - As research on the potential for human colonies on Mars continues to progress, scientists and businesses alike are creating new developments for the various structures, foods and beverages that could exist on the planet. This magnified focus on Mars colonization comes at a time where technological advancements make it an increasingly realistic goal. The inclusion of inessential innovations is an adaptation to the consumption-focused lifestyles that people have grown accustomed to, that makes the idea of Mars colonization more palatable for the average person. [More]
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38,161 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Jan 18
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Retail stores go entirely cashless in order to streamline processes
Implications - With more consumers opting to pay for things digitally rather than with cash, retailers are removing the option of cash transactions entirely – with Amazon going so far as to remove in-person payments altogether. This shift speaks to the adaptation, and enhancement, of already-established consumer purchase habits, while creating a shopping experience that prioritizes convenience. [More]
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56,123 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Jan 18
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