Trendspotting: 100 Things To Look Out For In 2013

Because we are increasingly connected/networked and data and is being compiled and analyzed faster than ever, our social and consumer behaviors are becoming easier to predict. So what’s in store for the year ahead?

Global advertising agency JWT has compiled a list of their top 100 trends for 2013. Including many of the themes and trends you’ve probably been hearing buzz on lately, the list is in alphabetical order. If you need some help figuring out what some of these mean, check out the guide document with explanations for each below.

01. 3D Bioprinting
02. Adult Playgrounds
03. African Tech Stars
04. Allergen-Free
05. Alternative Brand Currencies
06. Ambushed by Amazon
07. Appcessories
08. The Arabic Web
09. B2C/P2P Partnerships
10. Bee Venom
11. Biometric Authentication
12. Blocking Social Media Bores
13. Chia Seeds
14. Click-and-Collect Shopping
15. “Cloaking”
16. Coaching Brands
17. Cool Techie Camps
18. Crowdsourced Translation
19. Cutting out the Middleman
20. Cyber War
21. Dads in the Aisles
22. Data Scientists: The New Hotshots
23. Decline of Chinese Bling
24. Desalination
25. Detoxifying Life
26. Digital Ecosystems
27. Drones
28. ecoATM
29. Egg Freezing
30. Emotion Recognition
31. The End of Voicemail
32. Faux Meat
33. Fitness Beyond the Gym
34. Flexible Screens
35. Food Sharing
36. Frontier Markets
37. G20 Devolves to G-Zero
38. Gender-Blurred Toys
39. Geofencing
40. Green Growth
41. Handwriting = Hieroglyphics
42. Hotels in Africa
43. Human-Centered Tech
44. Humane Food
45. Hyper-Personalized Customer Service
46. Impact Sourcing
47. Imperfection
48. Individual Attention
49. Instant-Erase Apps
50. JOMO [Joy Of Missing Out]
51. Live-Streaming Life
52. Low-Cost Robots
53. Low-Tech Device Charging
54. Media That Gets to Know You
55. Medical Smartphones
56. Menu-Free Dining
57. Midcalorie Foods
58. Mindful Living
59. Mobile-Optimized Goes Mainstream
60. MOOC Stars
61. Nature As Antidote
62. Neurotechnology
63. New Digital Royalty
64. News Bites
65. NFC Tags
66. Objects With Attitude
67. Offset Thinking
68. Online Groceries
69. Paperless Education
70. Passwords 2.0
71. Patchwork Earnings
72. Personal Data Ownership
73. Prime Time for Second Screen
74. Privacy Etiquette
75. Quiet Products
76. Reduced-Guilt Candy
77. Responsive Web Design
78. Retailers Enable Recycling
79. River Cruising
80. Self-Service
81. Serialized Digital Fiction
82. Set Jetting
83. Shopping Hotels
84. Social Media Hacks
85. Standup Desks
86. Stress-Monitoring Apps
87. Sugru
88. Tablet Shopping
89. Tech-Enabled Farm-to-Fork
90. Teff
91. Trade School
92. Trust Ratings
93. User-Based Insurance
94. Variable Pricing
95. Vegetable Boxes
96. Vertical Farming
97. Video Games As Art
98. Window Shopping
99. Wireless Charging
100. Yogurt Shops

photo: Anne Helmond

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