Hot consumer trends in the technology realm for 2015 and beyond:
>> The streamed future. 2015 will be historic as more people will watch streamed video on a weekly basis than broadcast TV.
>> Mind sharing. Smartphone owners would like to use a wearable device to communicate with others directly through thought — and believe this will be mainstream by 2020.
>> Smart citizens. Consumers believe traffic volume maps, energy use comparison apps and real-time water quality checkers will be mainstream by 2020.
>> The digital purse. 80% of smartphone owners believe the smartphone will replace their entire purse by 2020.
>> ‘My information.’ 56% of smartphone owners would like all Internet communication to be encrypted.
>> Longer life. Smartphone owners see Cloud-based services of various kinds giving them the potential to live healthier and longer lives.
>> Children connect everything. 46% of smartphone owners say that children will expect all objects to be connected when they are older.