JWT's annual 100 Things to Watch in 2014 list includes edible packaging, heads-up movement 
and haptic technology

JWT_100.jpgJWT Worldwide has released its annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead.

"With the Winter Olympics in Sochi, FIFA World Cup in Brazil and first commercial space flight, 2014 promises a lot of things to watch.

"Our list spotlights developments around these major events and across sectors including technology, television, food and spirits, retail, health care and the arts," says Ann Mack, director of trendspotting at JWT. "It also reflects broader shifts that we're forecasting, including the end of anonymity, the movement toward mindful living and the remixing of tradition in an 'everything goes' age."
Many of JWT's Things to Watch are technology-centric, including the advent of beacons, Internet safety nets, robots for kids and techno-paranoia. The list also includes new foods and beverages to watch (savory yogurt, soju), new markets opening up (related to marijuana, privacy and Google Glass), new behaviors (contemplative computing, digital grieving) and ideas with the potential to ladder up to bigger trends.

JWT's 100 Things to Watch in 2014, is unranked and in alphabetical order - find descriptions of each in the full report and on SlideShare.

    •    3D Printer Retail Hubs
    •    3D Printing Accessories
    •    Aerial Yoga
    •    African Contemporary Art
    •    Algae
    •    Ambient Commerce
    •    Armchair Travel  
    •    Arrested IRL Development
    •    Art Incubators
    •    AwesomenessTV
    •    Beacons
    •    Bitcoin Rivals
    •    Bitcoins Bust Out
    •    Branded Real Estate Development
    •    Brands Blur Gender Lines  
    •    Brands in Space
    •    Brazil as Debutante
    •    Brazilian Art
    •    Breath Analysis
    •    Catering to Chemical Sensitivities  
    •    Chinese Wines
    •    The Circular Economy
    •    Cocktails on Tap
    •    Community-Supported Everything
    •    Contemplative Computing
    •    Couriers on Call
    •    Craft Mocktails
    •    Deconstructed Dinners
    •    Delivery Wars
    •    Demonizing Food Dyes
    •    Digital Art
    •    Digital Grieving
    •    Divorce Parties
    •    Drone Regulation
    •    E-Cigarette Regulation
    •    Edible Packaging
    •    Equal Rights for Men
    •    Fashion for the Space Age
    •    Fast Food Tofu
    •    Feel-Good Fashion
    •    Glanceable UI
    •    Glassware
    •    Godless Congregations
    •    Google Glass Etiquette  
    •    Hacking's New Frontier
    •    Haptic Technology
    •    Hashtag Fatigue
    •    Heads-Up Movement
    •    Homemade Baby Food Delivery
    •    Human Touches
    •    Infused Ice Cubes
    •    Internet Safety Nets
    •    Jumia
    •    Kid-Bots
    •    Live Broadcasts
    •    Makeup Salons
    •    The Marijuana Market
    •    mEmployment
    •    Messaging Apps as Retail Channel
    •    Metadata
    •    Mindfulness in Classrooms
    •    Minimoons
    •    Minute to Read It
    •    Needle-Free Vaccines
    •    Oculus Rift
    •    OTT TV
    •    Photoshop for All
    •    Podcast One
    •    Privacy by Design
    •    Privacy Marketplace
    •    Regional Ethnic Cuisine
    •    Robotic Security Guards
    •    Role-Playing Adventures
    •    Savory Yogurt
    •    Seamless Payments
    •    Semiautonomous Cars
    •    Sensory Literacy as Core Curriculum
    •    Sight-Running
    •    Smart Vending Machines
    •    Snail Slime
    •    The Social Divide
    •    Sochi's Third Coming
    •    Soju
    •    Speaking Visually
    •    Sports Mashups
    •    Stealth Health
    •    Survival of the Focused
    •    Tablet-First TV
    •    Techno-Paranoia
    •    Telediagnostics
    •    Telepresence Robots
    •    Traditional Folk Clothing  
    •    Ugly Produce
    •    Unconventional Models
    •    Vaping Lounges
    •    Vegetable Co-Stars
    •    Verified Reviewers
    •    Virtual Stickers Come to Life
    •    Xbox Programming
    •    Xiaomi

This is the eighth year JWT is publishing a Things to Watch list, a complement to JWT's annual 10 Trends forecast.

Things JWT has spotlighted in past lists include Drones, Gender-Blurred Toys, Instant-Erase Apps and Variable Pricing (in 2013); Crowdsourced Learning, Gen Z and Smart Clothing (in 2012); P-to-P Car Sharing, YouTube the Broadcaster and The Nail Polish Economy (in 2011); Mobile Money, Coconut Water and Bacon Everywhere (in 2010); Lady Gaga, Crowdfunding, WikiLeaks and Gluten-Free (in 2009); Radical Transparency and Staycations (in 2008); and Barack Obama, Jennifer Hudson and Companies Going Green (in 2007).

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