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Emerging Trends In Technology

 

Emerging Technologies Bio Sensors

Next-Generation Batteries

The newest developments show that using sodium, zinc, and aluminum constructed batteries make the mini-grid a solid possibility for providing 24-7, reliable and clean energy to entire small rural towns.

2-D Materials

New materials such as Graphene are emerging and are going to change the world forever. Think about the Bronze Age…the Iron Age—these newest materials each contain a single layer of atoms and are two-dimensional. The potential positive impacts of evolving materials are limitless and bound only to the reach of scientists and how far they choose to push.

Autonomous Transportation

Self-driving cars are already in the here-and-now, but just how soon will  be helping to improve the lives of handicapped and elderly will change the quality of life for millions.

Personal AI

From your own personal robot assistant that can anticipate your every need and perform tasks at your whim, to entire AI environments—this could be affordable to everyone with the emerging availability of Open AI ecosystems.

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Water-Flavoring Bottles

Robotic Coffee Shops

Menu Trends

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Fresh, natural and simple are the culinary words of the day. As consumers are taking a greater interest in ingredient lists of packaged food – the shorter the better, the more pronounceable the better – chefs and restaurateurs also look for minimally processed ingredients for their menus.

 grains

Quinoa is ubiquitous these days, but it’s starting to cool off as a hot trend. Its cousins in the ancient grain family are picking up that heat, though. Amaranth, spelt, farro and sorghum may be coming soon to a grain bowl near you.

  • Vegetarian and vegan cuisines

After a few years on the rise among hot menu trends fueled by an increased focus on health and nutrition, vegan and vegetarian cuisines are becoming less trendy. They are not going anywhere, though, as they are gaining momentum as permanent features on restaurant menus. Simultaneously, veggie-centric cuisine continues to heat up, indicating that plant-focused diets are increasingly embraced by both chefs and consumers.

  • Underused meats are on the outs

Meat cuts like chicken feet, pig ears, tongue and oxtail had their moment in the sun as far as being trendy, but the skies are now partly cloudy. And speaking of underused proteins, insects continue to hold the number-one spot on the yesterday’s news list in the What’s Hot in 2017 report.

 

Co-Living Next Big Trend In Hospitality

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Co-living can be seen as a dorm for adults. Back in September  2016 , AccorHotels announced it was launching a new brand, Jo&Joe, largely inspired by co-living and hostels. And in December 2016, Hilton Worldwide announced it too was considering launching an “urban Microtel” brand concept in the near future. They view it as a  solution for the urban housing crisis, A remedy for lonely Millennials seeking out true connections in this all-too digitally connected universe and a new live/work alternative for remote workers and global nomads.

Here’s what signifies Jo&Joe as co-living

  • Urban city-center locations “close to public transport and less than 15 minutes away from the major points of interest”
  • A central bar for locals and guests alike to frequent
  • Local and affordable craft cuisine
  • A collaborative kitchen where guests can cook for themselves or each other
  • A “Happy House” area where guests can do their laundry, relax, cook, or unwind, just as they would when they’re at home
  • Shared sleeping arrangements in the “Together” space, where you’ll find “an ingenious modular sleeping area that guests share without sacrificing privacy”
  • Private sleeping accommodations in rooms and apartments for two to five people with private bathrooms and possibly a kitchen space, called “Yours”
  • Alternative accommodations that take the form of “OOO! (Out of the Ordinary)” experiences. They could be yurts, hammocks, or caravans, for example, for the ultimate social media bragging opportunity
  • A mobile app that connects guests, Jo&Joe staff members, and locals alike to serve as a “social accelerator

Podshare based in Los Angelos

Common based in New York City

Sabbatical, which is opening its first location in Puerto Rico in August and plans to expand to Mexico City and Montenegro in 2017

Commonspace  Based in Syracuse New York

WeLive based in NYC’s Wall Street, Washington D.C. & Crystal City

PureHouse (purehouse.org),co-housing in Williamsburg, Brookly provide spaces that support entrepreneurs, digital nomads, artists and designers- 

OpenDoor (opendoor.io) has properties including the 16-room Farmhouse in Berkeley, California

 The Collective (thecollective.co.uk) has launched the largest co-living site of its kind in UK capital, accommodating more than 500 people.

Zoku (livezoku.com) in Amsterdam

Roam (roam.co) and you can stay in its co-living centres in Bali, Miami, Madrid and London (its Sloane Square site opened at the end of last year). Tokyo and San Francisco are coming soon.

Music Trends Coming In 2017

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Pop Stars are younger

Drake Will continue to dominate and encompasses the streaming age like no other artist.

People is expected to purchase vinyl records again

house of marley stir it up turntable review

 

More Workplace Trends: Perks & Gig Economy Will slow Down

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According to Glassdoor research sixty seven percent of U.S. employees said they were not likely to apply for a job at a company where men and women were paid unequally for the same work.

Boston Consulting Group says that by 2025, up to a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots, and a study from Oxford University reveals that 35% of existing U.K. jobs are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.

Tom Davenport and Julia Kirby have researched and wrote a book on this subject called Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers In the Age of Smart Machines. Their bottom line is this: machines are less likely to displace entire jobs, but will more likely replace specific tasks and in the process will augment many jobs.

Jobs Will Be Impacted by Intelligent Technologies

.  Presently journalist can tap into algorithms from two firms called Narrative Science and Automated Insights, that use machine learning to write an article in a matter of seconds. The journalist then can focus on writing a more strategic view of the article. In other words, leverage the technology to do what it does best and re-frame the article to a more analytical level.

Wealth advisors are already seeing the power of Analytix Insights, a company that creates investment analytic narratives on more than 40,00 public companies.The job of a wealth advisor is already automated, the critical part of advising clients, establishing trust, and providing personalized expertise is the opportunity for wealth advisors to enhance their skill sets.

The proliferation of automated teller machines has actually led to slightly more bank tellers, due to both bank deregulation and job augmentation as bank tellers now reduce their time on cash handling responsibilities and can be trained to provide relationship based services to bank customers.

Workplace Trends

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Workplace Trends Reports By Year

2017 Workplace Trends

  1. Companies focus on improving their candidate and employee experiences.
  2. The blended workforce is on the rise.
  3. Annual performance reviews evolve into more continuous reviews.
  4. Millennials meet Generation Z in the workplace.
  5. Augmented and virtual reality revolutionize recruiting and training.
  6. The war for talent heats up as the employer and employee contract continues to evolve.
  7. Organizations restructure to focus on team over individual performance.
  8. Workplace wellness, and well-being, become critical employee benefits for attracting top talent.
  9. Companies get creative with their employee benefit packages and perks.
  10. Office attire and workplace culture becomes more casual.

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