The smartphone is behind another trend, the self-portrait or “selfie.” Proving that selfies are a cult hit, a telescoping wand designed to help smartphone users take better selfies is now the “hottest gift.”
Propelled by high-profile innovations and new laws, LED lighting is poised for spectacular growth. LED lights offer major energy savings, an ability to change into millions of colors, plus smart features.
No trend is more in vogue these days than wearables, a technology kickstarted by the Fitbit Classic and further ignited by the Pebble Watch. Gartner predicts that 90 million wearables will be sold by 2016.
The Casual Living Ubertrend has made jeans and t-shirts the global uniform. It is also responsible for a gradual decline in decorum, leading to road rage, trolling, and brutal fights, all captured on video.
One third of Americans are obsessed with celebrities, leading to a modern affliction dubbed Celebrity Worship Syndrome. This voyeurgasmic trend is being propelled by the rapid proliferation of smartphones.