The 2017 Forecast | PSFK

The 2017 Forecast (Summary)

Four themes that will shape 2017: 

A New Singularity explores the creative, cultural and technological innovations that allow people to express themselves in new hyper-individualized ways.

Touch Enabled World delves into the world of simulated environments and how performance-enabled fabrics will allow people to use gestures as the physical world begins to incorporate a digital overlay.

Life Partnering highlights contextual and intelligent services that offer intimate, relevant and personal support during quotidian tasks evolving over the course of a lifespan.

Closed-Loop Community investigates how distributed tech will connect citizens no matter where they are to offer intelligent services to people in every corner of the world.

The Real World Web report | Living within the internet of things | PSFK

Another great report from PSFK...

"The Real World Web report in collaboration with iQ by intel identifies 10 trends and three major themes living within the internet of things that point to the role internet-enabled technologies will play in connected ecosystems of the future, and their effect on consumer behaviors and lifestyles. In our Community Net theme, we explore the growing network of individuals, sensors and wearable devices enabling the open exchange of real-time information streams while contributing to a shared pool of collective knowledge. With the Empathy Tech theme, we look at how technology is understanding a wider range of human needs and behaviors to provide relevant assistance and support at key moments. While the Conscious Planet theme considers how intelligent machines are able to respond to a range of situations with appropriate pre- determined actions without the need for human input, and even learn more sophisticated responses over time."


PSFK presents Future of Retail Report 2012

An Introduction To The Report
"Big-box retailers like Best Buy and Walmart are beginning to feel the heat as sales decline in the face of stiffer competition from e-commerce giants like Amazon. ‘Showrooming’ is the new reality. Shoppers are more educated than ever before and the ability to check prices on the fly has resulted in increased commoditization and a rethinking of how brands and retailers go about providing a differentiated offering. The pressures that companies like Amazon and Alice.com are exerting on the marketplace have forced traditional retailers to contemplate a multi-channel approach to online, mobile and bricks-and-mortar sales.

PSFK’s Future of Retail Report shows that a hallmark of this changing retail environment is the savvier shopper, who takes advantage of technology, is prepared to offer their personal data for a better experience, and has come to expect contextually relevant recommendations. They are actively engaged, want a say in what products get made, will evangelize offerings to get a better price for themselves and their friends, and want to be rewarded for sharing their knowledge and expertise." http://www.psfk.com/publishing/future-of-retail-3#