Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coming and going in 2013

Which new things can we expect to see in 2013, and which old stuff will be disappearing?
You can click to view the full size PDF image, or just read the lists below. I have no idea what some of these Hello items are, and I thought several on the Goodbye list had disappeared a couple of years ago, but the guys who put this together are way smarter than me, so I won't argue.
Hello Goodbye
Augmented reality glasses Intimacy
Thought control Computer mouse
3D printing in the home Spelling
Personal DNA testing Landline telephones
Digital butlers Coins
Voice control TV Privacy
Customized medicine Video rental stores
Pay by fingerprint Public phones
Electric sports cars Vacuuming
Robot sex Retirement
Conversational computing Weekday newspapers
Empathic robots CDs/DVDs
Gesture interfaces Chain bookstores
Flexible, foldable mobile phones e-Cards
Robo-nannies Space tourism
Infinite color at home 8 hours sleep
Personalized billboards Switching off
Networked professional services 9-5 workdays
Bio-Hacking Dining rooms
Pollution absorbing clothes Handwriting
Biodegradable electronics Shop assistants
Automated instant translation Biodiversity
Memory implants Non-internet businesses
Video wallpaper Printing photographs
Retail delivery boxes Welfare state
Learning foreign languages
Paper medical records
Watches for under 25s
Focused attention
[Source: Trends in the Living Networks]


  1. As if to confirm the accuracy of the Goodbye list, word arrives this morning that CD/DVD retailer HMV is insolvent. tinyurl.com/b8ydg2w