[Originally posted on Forbes.com.]
In my last post, I wrote about how new concepts are being crowdsourced and incubated, new people are creating new business models, new apps are changing every facet of life, new places are hot, the old is being reinvented to be relevant again, and some simple pleasures are more pleasurable than ever—all the reasons that my work as a trendspotter didn’t ease up after I released a flurry of trend reports for 2015. Already my notebooks and digital files are filling up with ideas of what might be next. Not all of this will make it onto next year’s official lists, of course. Some may fizzle out while others go viral. But since transparency has long since gone from being a trend to being an incontrovertible fact of life, it’s time to share a little work in progress.
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