Appcesories, Biometric Authentication and Emotion Recognition are just a few of the interesting items that made the list of 100 Things to Watch in 2013.
Some of the items on this JWT list of 100 Things to Watch for 2013 are:
- Intelligent Objects: Everyday objects are evolving into tech-infused devices with augmented functionality.
- Predictive Personalization: Brands will increasingly use data analysis to predict custom behavior, needs or wants – and tailor offers and communications very precisely.
- Everything is Retail: Shopping is shifting from activity that takes place in physical stores or online to a value exchange that can play out in multiple new and novel ways. Brands will get increasingly creative in where and how they sell their goods.
- Peer Power: As the peer-to-peer marketplace expands in size and scope-moving beyond goods to a wide range of services – it will increasingly upend major industries.
This compilation of wide-ranging items shows developments across multiple sectors, including food, retail, sustainability, travel and technology. Many that made the list are high-tech, including “appcessories,” flexible screens and technology that helps sustain the earth, like desalination investments for nations that need to combat freshwater shortages . Foods or ingredients to watch are also included on the list (faux meat), new behaviors (privacy etiquette), new types of businesses/goods (shopping hotels), and ideas that have the potential to lead to even bigger trends.
Check out the list, along with a little bit about what makes each item worth watching, here.
Enjoy, and let us know what your favorites are!