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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.

2012 Trend Predictions | Culture, Tech, Ideas

Here's a round-up of 2012 cultural, tech, news and idea predictions from JWT, Marian Salzman - CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, The Guardian, Wired and iMediaConnection...

JWT: 10 Trends for 2012

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2012
 

The Big Little Book of Nexts: Trendspotting for 2012
http://mariansalzman.com/?page_id=1674

The Guardian: How will technology influence the news in 2012?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/dec/29/technology-med...

Predicting the next year's news is a fool's errand, but looking at technological trends could give us a hint. Subjects covered: Social revolutionariesTools for repression | Information cartelsPatent insanity | Apple power | Mobile madness | Cloudy weatherJournalism's shame

Pic: Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Wired: 25 Big Ideas for 2012
http://www.wired.co.uk/tags/25+Big+Ideas+For+2012

Subjects covered: 3D Surfaces | Cloud Gaming The New Haptics | Wireless Mind Control | Crowd RestorationEpigenetics | Olympian Biomechanics Open-sourced Construction | Drone HackingRobowriters | Neurocinema | Always on sousveillance

Pic: Robowriters

The 10 hottest media trends for 2012
http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/30723.asp 

Subjects covered: HTML5 | Mobile Rich Media | Facebook apps | Targeted Coupons | Social Buzz | Brands as Publishers | Dual Screening | Planet of the TV apps | Cross-media measurement | Audio watermarking