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Article No. 781 January 10, 2012

Trend Guide for 2012 CES

For anyone interested in trends in consumer electronics or in this year's Consumer Electronic's Show (CES), the folks at Upstream have put together an interesting trend guide. In their words:

 


In advance of this year’s show, we’ve created a trend report. We hope it will serve as a valuable guide for visitors, placing the products, services and experiences they see into the larger context of 5 macro-trends:

QUANTIFIED SELF & M-HEALTH

Personal biometrics and digital enabled behavior analysis will increasingly let consumers discreetly track and manage their lives more effectively.

GESTURAL INTERFACES & AUGMENTED REALITY 

New natural interfaces based on movement will allow more intuitive control of tech, increasing access to information and digital content.

SoLOMo CONTENT + DATA EXCHANGE

Mobile “geo-awareness” technology, will create dramatic paradigm shifts to how we shop, socialize and how we are marketed to.

TELEVISION SOCIALIZED

Integration of Social Media and The Cult of Influence into the TV experience will transform it from a media consumption device to a content curating experience.

D.I.Y. AND DIGITAL OBJECTIFICATION

The “appification of everything”, open source tech and accessible manufacturing merge the tangible product and digital, online worlds.


Check out the full report by going to http://upstreamthinking.com/2012-consumer-electronics-show-trend-guide and clicking the link to view the full PDF.

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