Category: Trends

AI Is Reinventing Our World

If the tech behind ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com is any indication, AI is going to disrupt the visual sciences. A few days ago, The New York Times wondered if ethical A.I. is even possible. That’s not a rhetorical question given the ability of AI to generate fake visuals as persuasive as ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com suggests.

Harley-Davidson Electric Scooter

America’s 74 million Baby Boomers have been noticeably missing from Harley-Davidson’s recent motorcycle sales. The company recently reported a 9% decline in fourth-quarter revenue. In order to attract new customers, read “millennials,” America’s favorite Easy Rider symbol has turned its attention to electric vehicles.

Yoga Culture

Propelled by life’s mounting stresses, a by-product of the Time Compression Ubertrend — the acceleration of life, the practice of yoga has exploded in the past 40 years. Yoga is now practiced by more than 200 million, according to the Hindustan Times (26-Jan-13)...
Robot Love

Robot Love

It was a great year for robot love fans. First came news from the U.K. Guardian that the race was on to build the world’s first sex robot. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, a Las Vegas night club generated buzz with pole dancing robots. Finally, Sony reversed a...

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Singles Nation

Singles Nation

They were first spotted during the 1970s in that ahead-of-the-curve state California. No, not yuppies but bumper stickers proclaiming, “Happiness Is Being Single.” Whoever conceived of the slogan was acutely aware of a huge wave reshaping society, as America, and the...

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Grayfields: The Retail Downtrend

Grayfields: The Retail Downtrend

The headline is telling: “ Toys ‘R’ Us Is Prepping to Liquidate Its U.S. Operations.” How could a retailer that first opened its doors in 1948 implode so spectacularly? It’s a manifestation of the “Amazon Factor,” which is turning the retail landscape into a gray...

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Voyeurgasm

Voyeurgasm

Rodney King’s 1991 beating was a watershed moment in modern history. Not only was it groundbreaking because police violence was captured on video, but it also helped accelerate an Ubertrend, Voyeurgasm, which points to a future where just about everything will be...

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Smart Cities

Smart Cities

From the earliest days of the Mesopotamians, humans have been searching for ways to improve shared spaces, usually creating a central square around which other structures were built. But no civilization has had the benefit of developing city innovation around a...

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