According to http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1849-business-trends-2012.html, there are 30 big ideas, trends and prediction for year 2012. All of the ideas were interesting and very innovative. These ideas were predicted in the beginning of 2012, as now is year 2013, some of the ideas are implemented. These are some ideas that I found are already implemented and interesting:
Gesture-recognition technology, imagine that you can control your tv with just waving your hand, or playing video games with your own body. Gesture-recognition technology is the next big thing, as it make people easier to control the electronics appliances with just gesture as well as voices. The Xbox’s kinect and Samsung’s smart TV are some example that using gesture recognition.
No boundaries. Nowadays, people tend to buy much more things on the online shop than the physical shop itself. For example, the girls can easily browse new clothes from a particular online shop and with just a few process the new clothes will be shipped directly to her house, they can even do this in school, workplace, home, etc. With the easy way, people don’t have to go out to the shopping mall to buy something, it really destroy the time and space boundaries. For example are ebay, amazon, kaskus, tokobagus, etc.
Cloud-based documents and information resources. With the cloud-based documents and information resources, you don’t have to bring your laptops to your office, or emailing every document that you have worked, it’s just simply put it on the “cloud storage” and you can access it through your smartphone, pc, laptops, etc. Imagine that you put a file in the laptops, and it just pop up in the pc at your office. This concept will be bigger in the next years with the advanced of the technology. You can even control your pc at your home with just your phone. For example : dropbox, google adrive.
Websites being more accessible on televisions and the ability for users to be able to navigate the Web using voice command. We can access the internet through our televisions now. Because they’re already built in with Wi-Fi and software, the TVs nowadays can easily access the internet. You can even control it with gesture, and voice command. For example : Samsung smart tv, Apple TV.
Local and mobile search. With the advance in technology and internet, the local and mobile search are in increasing trend. People prefer to shop locally within 10 to 20 miles of their home or workplace, and 45 percent do not have a particular business in mind when searching. Many of these searches are conducted with some sort of smartphone. To grab this opportunity, the businesses were hoped to grab the dynamic of search-optimization and digital-marketing worlds. For example, a particular restaurant showed first when someone searching “good restaurant near xx” with the map and direction to the restaurant. This will increase the customer that come to the restaurant because they looking on the internet.
These are some 30 big ideas, trends and prediction for year 2012, that already happen in the year 2012. For the year 2013, there are must be some bigger, creative, innovative ideas that going to be implemented.