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Top 100 World Trends in 2018

From Hyper-Local Alcohol Campaigns to Floating Water Cities

— January 27, 2018 — World
From hyper-targeted neighborhood marketing campaigns to wanderlust-inspired jewelry collections, the top 2018 world trends reveal that consumers today are adopting the mindsets of both local and global citizens. Around the world, consumers are taking on new travel experiences, such as urban camping experiences from Dutch sharing economy start-up Campspace and Whistler's Pangea Hotel, which introduces the pod hotel experience (which was popularized in Japan) to Canada.

As a means of addressing concerns over a lack of land space, as well as providing novelty and luxurious experiences to consumers, developers are introducing forward-thinking concepts, many of which are centered around water. In the coming years, construction of the Seasteading Institute's world's first floating water city will commence in French Polynesia, along with Dubai's 'Floating Venice' luxury resort.
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Nomadic Lifestyle Hotel Subscriptions
Nomadic Lifestyle Hotel Subscriptions
'StayAwhile' Lets You Live in Hotels for a Monthly Fee
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Couture-Inspired Airline Uniforms
Couture-Inspired Airline Uniforms
Hainan Airlines Presented Its New Uniform at Paris Fashion Week
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Durable Color-Blocked Bags
Durable Color-Blocked Bags
These PORTER Bags Come from a Collaborative Effort with Marni
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Hawaiian Airline Cabins
Hawaiian Airline Cabins
Hawaiian Airlines' New Cabin Design Incorporates Cultural Details
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RIU Republica & Signature Vacations: Part One
RIU Republica & Signature Vacations: Part One
We Visited the Newly Opened RIU Republica Punta Cana
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USSR Bus Stop Photography
USSR Bus Stop Photography
Peter Ortner Captured 500 Bus Stops Around the Former Soviet Union
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Solar Eclipse Accommodation Contests
Solar Eclipse Accommodation Contests
The Airbnb Solar Eclipse Stay Celebrates the Monumental Event
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Panoramic Airplane Windows
Panoramic Airplane Windows
Boeing's SkyView Panoramic Window Offers Picturesque Aerial Views
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Hotel-Themed Pyjamas
Hotel-Themed Pyjamas
Claridge's Created Special Hotel Sleepwear Inspired by Its Art Deco Lobby
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Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
Sun-Soaked Oceanside Suites
The Redesigned Porto Fira Suites are Inspired by Monastic Simplicity
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West African-Inspired Streetwear
West African-Inspired Streetwear
The Maharishi Africa Collection Draws from the Area's Artworks
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Stilted Swedish Shacks
Stilted Swedish Shacks
This Bergaliv Landscape Hotel Building Peers Over Forest Treetops
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Airport Lounge VR Trips
Airport Lounge VR Trips
Bacardi and Virgin Atlantic Team Up for VR Experience in Airport Lounge
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Keyless Vacation Rentals
Keyless Vacation Rentals
August Home and HomeAway are Reshaping Access to Short-Term Rentals
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Instantaneous Translation Devices
Instantaneous Translation Devices
The 'Travis' Personal Translator Works with Over 80 Languages
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Intuitive Airport Navigation Hubs
Intuitive Airport Navigation Hubs
The 'XENO' Airport Communication System Personalizes Infor
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Ergonomically Stabilized Travel Pillows
Ergonomically Stabilized Travel Pillows
The IBAMA Travel Memory Foam Pillows Offer Sturdy Support
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Temperature-Controlled Tent Designs
Temperature-Controlled Tent Designs
The Crua Clan is a Series of Moduler Tents and Accessories
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Featherlight Floating Cakes
Featherlight Floating Cakes
Dominique Ansel's Zero Gravity Cake is Served Inside of a Balloon
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Luxurious Adult-Only Hotels
Luxurious Adult-Only Hotels
The 'Grand Hotel Portals Nous' Loans Its Guests a BMW for Their Stay
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Connected Travel Luggage
Connected Travel Luggage
The 'Ready' Smart Carry-On Baggage Has a Scale, Charger and More
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Private Ocean Hotels
Private Ocean Hotels
The Sanya Edition Luxury Hotel Resort in China is Located on 50-Acres of Land
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In-Airport Capsule Hotels
In-Airport Capsule Hotels
BenBo Offers Comfortable, Private Spaces for Sleeping in an Airport
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Campsite Rental Services
Campsite Rental Services
Tentrr is Like Airbnb for Spending a Night Under the Stars
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Cozy Commuter Pods
Cozy Commuter Pods
Vaillant Set Up 'Warmth Pods' in UK Travel Stations for Warmth Week
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Androgynous Pop Acts
Androgynous Pop Acts
Chinese Boy Band FFC Acrush is Made Up of Five Female Members
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Snail-Inspired Retreats
Snail-Inspired Retreats
This Spanish Outdoor Oasis Has a Natural Pool and Two Wild Rivers
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Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Ameshin Specializes in Creating Intricate Lollipop Art Sculptures
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Woodland Nature Houses
Woodland Nature Houses
Pantone's 'Outside In House' is an Apartment Listing on Airbnb
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Anti-RFID Travel Packs
Anti-RFID Travel Packs
The New 'NOMATIC' Backpack Travel Bag is for Commuting or Adventures
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Music-Focused Travel Platforms
Music-Focused Travel Platforms
Travel Together Combines Flights and Hotels with Entertainment
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Digital Detox Spa Holidays
Digital Detox Spa Holidays
The Kamalaya Resort Offers Time Away From Daily Commitments
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Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
Connectivity-Boosting Power Banks
The Skyroam Solis Offers a 4G LTE Hotspot and a Power Bank
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Hotel Brand Yachts
Hotel Brand Yachts
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Offers Luxury Amenities on the Water
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Lifeguard Tower Hotels
Lifeguard Tower Hotels
This Beachside Hut in Tel Aviv is Now a Luxury Pop-Up Hotel
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Sleep Pod Hotels
Sleep Pod Hotels
The SLEEEP Hong Kong Capsule Hotel is Devoted to Providing Quality Sleeps
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Premium In-Flight Sleeping Products
Premium In-Flight Sleeping Products
Casper is Providing Comfort 30,000 Feet in the Air
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Mountaintop Cannabis Escapes
Mountaintop Cannabis Escapes
Butiq Escapes Plans to Help Canadians Celebrate Legalization in Style
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Slash-Proof Duffle Bags
Slash-Proof Duffle Bags
The 'Pacsafe' Anti-Theft Duffle Luggage Bag Ensures Safety When Travelling
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Canadian Pod Hotels
Canadian Pod Hotels
The Pangea Hotel in Whistler Will Take Cues from Japanese Capsule Hotels
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Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
'Plans Matter' is a Rental Platform for Architecture Lovers
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Upturned Pyramid Homes
Upturned Pyramid Homes
This Holiday House Takes Harsh Geometries Amidst a Mountainous Landscape
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Lavish Sleeper Trains
Lavish Sleeper Trains
The Belmond Andean Explorer is a Luxury Hotel Inside a Train
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Pop-Up Beach Bars
Pop-Up Beach Bars
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Created a Luxurious Space to Watch Surfing
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Mobile Glamping Cabins
Mobile Glamping Cabins
The Eight 'Epic Retreats' Cabins are Inspired by Welsh Lore
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Packable Adventure Backpacks
Packable Adventure Backpacks
Gobi Gear's Free Spirit 30L is Ultra-Light and Fully Packable
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Revitalized Cultural Boutique Hotels
Revitalized Cultural Boutique Hotels
The Jiangnan Boutique Hotel Was Constructed from Old Housing
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Variably Sized Travel Bags
Variably Sized Travel Bags
The TAB Expandable Bag Comes with Four Different Styles in One
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Pricey Titanium Supercars
Pricey Titanium Supercars
The One-off Vulcano Titanium Has a Price Tag of $10 Million
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Shelving-Incorporated Luggage
Shelving-Incorporated Luggage
The Weekender Duffel Bag Contains Extendable Built-In Shelving
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Private Airplane Cabins
Private Airplane Cabins
Singapore Airlines Introduced Private In-Flight Cabins
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Minimalist Pop-Up Hotels
Minimalist Pop-Up Hotels
The KOTI Installation is Listed on Airbnb for Travelers
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Modular Yacht Decks
Modular Yacht Decks
This Yacht Has an Expandable Deck That Extends in 30 Seconds
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Hybridized Camping Chairs
Hybridized Camping Chairs
The Chameleon Pack Transforms into a Camp Chair
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Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Concepts Like Sadism and Romance Inspired Mylines Westlake's Room Designs
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Amenity Subscription Packages
Amenity Subscription Packages
The 'Hosty Club' Re-Imagines the Way Airbnb Hosts Provide for Guests
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Urban Camping Services
Urban Camping Services
Campspace Lets Users Rent Campgrounds in Urban Environments
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Luxury Airline Cruises
Luxury Airline Cruises
The Crystal AirCruise Offers Luxury Amenities in a Boeing 777 Aircraft
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Hobbit-Inspired Homes
Hobbit-Inspired Homes
This Grotto Home Encourages Occupants to Get In Touch with Nature
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Personalized Photo Luggage Covers
Personalized Photo Luggage Covers
The 'Head Case' Suitcase Cover Puts Your Face on Your Case
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Hyper-Local Alcohol Campaigns
Hyper-Local Alcohol Campaigns
Absolut's 'Absolut Truth' Features Sentiments from Real New Yorkers
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Luxurious Sleeper Trains
Luxurious Sleeper Trains
The East Japan Railway Co.'s New Train Offers Comfort and Style
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Wanderlust Earth-Infused Jewelry
Wanderlust Earth-Infused Jewelry
The Legend Bracelet Reminds Us About Travel and Climate Change
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Expanding Carry-On Suitcases
Expanding Carry-On Suitcases
The 'XTEND' Suitcase Shifts Size to Shrink or Grow as You Need
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Sneaky Luggage Coats
Sneaky Luggage Coats
The Airport Jacket Helps People Avoid Extra Baggage Fees
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Space-Maximizing Airplane Seats
Space-Maximizing Airplane Seats
The Side-Slip Seat System Makes the Middle Spot More Desirable
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Floating Water Cities
Floating Water Cities
The Seasteading Institute Unveiled Plans to Build the First Floating City
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Head-Grasping Travel Pillows
Head-Grasping Travel Pillows
The 'MonPère' Travel Pillow Grips onto Your Noggin for Ergonomic Rest
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Millennial-Focused Neon Hostels
Millennial-Focused Neon Hostels
COO Hostel was Designed with Millennial Guests in Mind
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VR Train Tours
VR Train Tours
The Grand Journey from Bombay Sapphire Takes Guests on a Virtual Tour
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Rugged Boutique Hostels
Rugged Boutique Hostels
The Drift San Jose Hotel Offers Travelers a Taste of Mexican Culture
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TV-Themed Hotel Packages
TV-Themed Hotel Packages
The Gregory Hotel Offers an 'Ex-stream-ly Cozy Package'
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360-Degree Movement Luggage
360-Degree Movement Luggage
The Spherical Wheel Luggage Offers Enhanced Stability for Travelers
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Contemporary Dorm-Style Hostels
Contemporary Dorm-Style Hostels
The 'Long Story Short' Hostel Targets the Contemporary Traveler
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Transportable Hotel Rooms
Transportable Hotel Rooms
The Hyperloop Hotel Concept Moves Hotel Rooms Between Cities
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Converted Airplane Eateries
Converted Airplane Eateries
The 'Hawai Adda' Airplane Restaurant Serves Vegetarian Cuisines
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Secluded Cabin Experiments
Secluded Cabin Experiments
The '72 Hour Cabin' Invites Stressed Out Professionals to Disconnect
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Compartmentalized Duffel Bags
Compartmentalized Duffel Bags
The 'Everyday Duffel' Has Shoe Pockets and an Integrated Wash Bag
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Converted Bus Accommodations
Converted Bus Accommodations
The Big Green Bus Hotel Offers a Charming Glamping Experience
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Organized Phone-Charging Luggage
Organized Phone-Charging Luggage
The 'Plevo' Travel Luggage Suitcase Keeps Clothing Wrinkle-Free
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Sophisticated Hanging Treehouses
Sophisticated Hanging Treehouses
The 'Treepod' Combines a Hammock and a Personal Cabana
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Underwater Luxury Resorts
Underwater Luxury Resorts
Dubai's 'Floating Venice' Has Guests Travel to Rooms by Gondola
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Protective Travel Wallets
Protective Travel Wallets
The Talonport Passport Holder Wallet Offers RFID Protection and More
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Travel Door Alarms
Travel Door Alarms
The Lewis N. Clark Travel Door Alarm Provides Peace of Mind on the Go
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Upscale Overnight Buses
Upscale Overnight Buses
The New Cabin Sleeper Bus is a Luxury Alternative to Last-minute Flights
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Themed Adult-Only Hotels
Themed Adult-Only Hotels
'Grand Portals Nous' Features Five Uniquely Themed Rooms
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Immersive Sci-Fi Hotels
Immersive Sci-Fi Hotels
Disney's Interactive Hotel Welcomes Fans into the World of Star Wars
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Yacht-Style Hotels Rooms
Yacht-Style Hotels Rooms
New York's Public Hotel Boasts Simple Rooms "Like Cabins on a Yacht"
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Suitcase Desk Attachments
Suitcase Desk Attachments
The 'SMARTOO' Foldable Desk Transforms a Carry-On to a Desk
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Cozy Mini Hotel Cabins
Cozy Mini Hotel Cabins
The In-Tenta 'Drop Box' Portable Hotel Suite is Compact Yet Functional
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Heavy-Duty Expedition Vehicles
Heavy-Duty Expedition Vehicles
Bliss Mobil's Campers are Perfect for Traveling to Remote Areas
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Reengineered Airline Beds
Reengineered Airline Beds
The Simba Air-Hybrid Focuses on Comfort for Sleeping on a Plane
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Beachside Bar Activations
Beachside Bar Activations
'Bomboras' is a Temporary Beachside Bar in Torquay, Australia
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Pre-Fabricated Hotel Rooms
Pre-Fabricated Hotel Rooms
These Easy-to-Build Structures Were Designed With Airbnb in Mind
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Feminist Activism Apparel
Feminist Activism Apparel
The 'Tory's Angry Uterus Tee' Supports Women's Health Funding
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Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Elite Caravans are Geared Toward Wealthy Baby Boomers
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Floating Hotel Sleeping Capsules
Floating Hotel Sleeping Capsules
The Mizukami Hotel at Huis Ten Bosch Puts Guests on the Sea
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Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
'Native Campervans' Let You Explore the Rockys in Total Comfort
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Individual Compartment Luggage Bags
Individual Compartment Luggage Bags
The Vasco 7 Piece Smart Packing Luggage Eliminate Wasted Space
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Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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