What differentiates fad from trend is longevity. Fads die, trends stick for ages. That being said, what are some trends that exist and will be bound to exist this year too? What are those trends which are about to take the world by storm? We have five of them, put under its own niche. Keep reading!
1. Automation in Automobiles Imminent?
Let’s get into the driver’s seat (pun intended) with the massive automotive trend that will stick this year—automation. Driverless cars are here to stay and change the world for all the right reasons.
Think about the benefits of this trend. Automation will not only make the car more accommodating, but you will be able to utilize your time more efficiently too. What started as a gimmick has become an industry trend—soon to be the standard.
Automation comes in various flavors. Companies are mostly targeting Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) now because it seems to benefit the car as well as the company in exchanging information. Without getting into technical jargon, what we can do instead is thank Tesla!
Tesla has played a massive role here. Luckily, GM and the European competitors are catching up too. What does this mean for the enthusiast? More options, and many more options!
2. Crypto—Still Trendy?
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It is a previously-considered-fad-but-soon-turned-revolutionary trend! Cryptocurrency is not to be taken lightly, and here is why it is bound to stay this year too.
Despite holding really high numbers this year, the value of crypto isn’t going to go down any soon. Moreover, long gone are the days when crypto was considered merely as an obscure means of monetary exchange. It is now considered the best option to combat centralization of money. It is practically scam-free, decentralized, and available for public viewing.
Crypto isn’t just being used as an exchange or transaction. People are striving for humanitarian aid, relief, charity, and all the angelic things using crypto. It is wise to ask oneself—is crypto really a fad or even a trend, or is it a way to bring humans closer to humanity?
3. Fashion Trends—Are Masks the new Lingerie?
The entire mask-episode that happened in the course of human civilization will never be forgotten. Thankfully those days are left behind. But humans as we are, we can pretty much utilize anything we can in the form of trends.
While it is mandatory to wear masks in some places, not everyone does it only for utility. Think about it, modern-day fashion shows have a lot of masks on offer. Moreover, companies have taken it upon themselves to strike a perfect balance of both style and purposefulness.
Sure, some masks are just there for the show. But think about it—one or two searches and you will find masks that have elaborate filters and air purifiers installed too. Oh, and the RGB game will be strong as well!
What makes this more than just a trend is the extended benefit of the mask. Masks not only help battle pandemics that we have previously witnessed, but it also keeps day-to-day issues and flush at bay. A stitch in time saves nine, right?
4. The Gaming Trend—NFT Fever?
Games have taken a trendy train too. This has a few outlooks though. Hear us out, you don’t want to miss out on these trends.
First, the idea of optimization. Games have been downscaled to fit in your mobile devices too. This will run as perfectly as it runs in bigger systems.
Game optimization is the new trend, because companies realize that people are always on the move. From battleships to live casino dealers, you can play everything while on the move. The experience isn’t compromised either. Feels like you’re in space or at the casino, depending on your tastes.
The other thing is NFTs. This is yet another aspect that some still find to be a mere fad. Manufacturers, though, are all about implementing that NFT system into games.
With unlocks and goodies that you can earn in the form of NFTs, gaming trends have taken a much quirkier turn than previously imagined.
5. Social Media Trends—Pretty Much Everything Else
Finally, the aspect of trends that we couldn’t help but mention so boisterously. Everything that you can think of—and everything else that you haven’t thought of—can be a social media trend nowadays.
Starting from ASMR to “Is that a JoJo reference?”, social media trends have stood the test of time. Sure, you can say that no specific trend manages to age rather gracefully. But think about it this way—social media has kept the idea of trends alive for years. Is that what keeps us together online?
The advancement of tech and the online world has made the idea of trends very different in different niches. Are there any more trends that we are not even aware of yet? Only time will tell!