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Medical practices are enhanced through fashionable clothing
Implications - Medical professionals are creating clothing items that enhance their ability to monitor or help patients, without the clothing items being inconvenient or unsightly. These innovations reveal a growing focus in adaptability, patient comfort and immediate care in the medical world, and ease some of the smaller lifestyle inconveniences that illnesses can bring about. [More]
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19,317 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - Jan 18
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TechLifestyleHealth
Taxi services revamp features in response to an influx of competitors
Implications - It is indisputable that the traditional taxi has been edged out by more convenient counterparts in recent years, and these services are having to revamp what they offer in response to this ever-increasing competition. This shift involves everything from technological changes to eco-friendly innovations, offering consumers the increasingly detailed purchase incentives they now seem to prioritize. [More]
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Apr 17 - Jan 18
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TechBusinessAutos
Lab-grown meat, or imitation meat, offers a cruelty-free alternatives
Implications - The practice of growing meat, or meat-like products in labs has taken hold in the food industry, and is becoming increasingly commonplace as consumers seek to adopt ethical purchasing habits in varied aspects of their lives. The influx of lab-grown meats is evidence that finding solutions to issues both local and global can be worth the sacrifice of more convenient practices, that tend to be harmful in the long term. [More]
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Mar 17 - Jan 18
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AI applications focus on morality and ethics-based services
Implications - Brands are putting out artificial intelligence applications that focus specifically on principles of charity, empowerment, and/or helping individuals' personal growth. These emerging innovations and services work to discredit some of the arguments against the development of AI, namely its ability to replace aspects of the human condition, and social or work habits. This shift reveals one of the ways in which AI and human rituals can be compatible, rather than working against each other. [More]
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Jun 16 - Jan 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Brands employ tech to reduce instances of distracted driving
Implications - Using smartphones and other forms of tech within cars to avoid distracted driving seems counter intuitive, however that's exactly what brands are now offering. These innovations focus on driver safety, channeled through the very technologies that once detracted from it. This shift is evidence of the fact that marketing alone can be ineffective in the process of re-positioning certain products and services, and must be supported by enhanced processes in order to gain and maintain consumers' trust. [More]
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45,805 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jan 18
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TechAutos
Small financial institutions entice customers by removing fees
Implications - Emerging banking institutions are playing off of consumers' growing mistrust of large banks by getting rid of the dreaded fees associated with spending and transferring money. This shift further distinguishes these startups from their larger competitors, and brings in on-the-fence consumers who may otherwise be weary of putting their money into less established businesses. [More]
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Mar 17 - Jan 18
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TechBusiness
Businesses streamline freelancing opportunities and lifestyles
Implications - Brands are now accommodating consumers who make their own work schedules, and are providing them with services that streamline and enhance the various processes they experience as freelancers. These services connect freelancers to networking opportunities, work spaces and payment apps – all of which have designs centralized around flexible work schedules. This emerging work culture is a reactionary response to the inflexible nature of employment in North America that has long been the norm, and is led by younger generations seeking the freedom to work without it detracting from their accustomed lifestyles. [More]
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38,953 Total Clicks
Sep 17 - Jan 18
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TechBusiness
Trend Hunter Services
Brands offer connected fleets that give them information directly from the road
Implications - Driving services are increasingly inserting smart technology into their fleets in order to better understand the various conditions and environments in which their services function. This shift allows businesses to collect more informed data on their practices, while also opening up new research avenues that can affect everything from urban planning to vehicle development – working to benefit both the micro and macro aspects of living in densely populated areas. [More]
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25,093 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Jan 18
This Week and Mild
TechAutos
Smart assistive technology enables personalized beauty routines
Implications - The increasing prevalence of artificial tech in consumers' lives has bled over to the world of beauty. Smart technology is now enabling platforms that offer consumers more personalized and knowledge-based beauty routines. This shift comes as the influence of smart technology aims to strike a balance between practical function, and lifestyle management. [More]
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42,509 Total Clicks
Nov 16 - Jan 18
This Week and Warm
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Party culture transforms to include immersive tech and distinct narratives
Implications - Party culture is slowly transforming to include novelty experiences that prioritize more distinct forms of engagement, whether through tech or through spaces designed around enforced narratives. This shift comes as the norm of partying makes way for interactions that aren't solely centered around meeting people and consuming alcohol, but in elevating memorability. [More]
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