Published on March 20, 2009
What Is Your Image Of The Future? ©
Two Brands ©
Key Lesson: The future creates the present…. ©
Future Not a Mystery Dynamics Demographic Technology Advances Environmental & Energy Issues to Foreground Economic Uncertainty & Global Integration Consumer & Brand Trends ©
A Survey from TrendWatching® Trendwatching.com ©
Generations 2020 Post Generation X Millennial … …now 40-55 now 1-19 ©
Age Wave In Action MALE FEMALE 1030 Days until the first Boomer turns 65 ©
Aging the Home 1st Floor Master Easy tools Dual Suites Simple time savers Wide hall ways Do it for me services Ramps, slopes size Decreasing Contrasting Steps & cost by one- Rocker switches half Lower, even adjustable counters ©
Communicating Gaming Sharing Learning Buying & Selling Searching Exchanging Analyzing Creating Growing up Meeting Evolving Dating Collecting Coordinating Evaluating Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants Marc Prensky originated “digital native” term and this list ©
Customer Driven, Customized, Accountable, Visual, Crazy-New Net ©
Nanotechnology Konarka Technologies Technology Review July/August 2004 ©
Environmental tipping points visible ©
What to do? ©
Conservation Opportunity An increase in conservation from 1% to 2% a year, compounded over 100 years, combined with population leveling, means that in 2100 nine billion could live at European standard yet expend half the energy used today. ©
Greening the Home 22% of electricity Advanced gas hot water heater – used for lighting 20-30% savings in U.S. Solar & On-demand Switch to Roof-top Solar alternatives Passive energy saves 80 coal plants or 30 nuclear plants Integrated Controls – 50-80% savings ©
Economic Rough Water Rapid Debt Innovation Drag Technology Convergence Spending China Wave India Wanes ©
Silver Lining It is such an amazing time to be alive. Everywhere you turn, you can find some opportunity, in ways and amounts that go far beyond what was true 30 years ago. The next 20 years will see a logarithmic increase in businesses to create, in new discoveries, and in things that can be done that could never be done before. Mark Anderson, SNS ©
Consumers & the Future Really Real Eco-Embedded Branded Brands Brand Butlers Best of the Best Upgrade Anything DIFM MIY Mini-Preneurs Retail Renaissance Ecommerce – Try What is Your Story ©
REALLY REAL It’s only just begun Trendwatching.com ©
ECO-EMBEDDED “Carbon Zero” credit card Trendwatching.com ©
BRANDED BRANDS Philips + NIVEA / Bosch + Kraft + Starbucks Trendwatching.com ©
BRAND BUTLERS Real world product placement Trendwatching.com ©
BEST OF THE BEST One generation’s indulgence is the next’s necessity Trendwatching.com ©
UPGRADE ANYTHING Samsung’s take on washing machines and printers Trendwatching.com ©
UNFIXED - DIFM Trendwatching.com ©
MIY | MAKE IT YOURSELF Desktop Factory Trendwatching.com ©
MINIPRENEURS Trendwatching.com ©
RETAIL RENAISSANCE VivoCity, Singapore Trendwatching.com ©
ECOMMERCE | TRY Let avatars do the work Trendwatching.com ©
What will be your future story? ©
The future is something we do. The future is not something that just Glen Hiemstra happens to us. Futurist.com ©
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