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Expert Predictions for 2023-we can look forward to

We are on our way into March and it’s the time of year we are starting to see some new trends taking place and we are hearing lots of annual predictions. No one has a crystal ball but the experts have a good idea what we have to look forward to this year.

Let’s be real, we all are constantly worrying about what the future holds for us. Even with all the bad news we hear everyday, there’s lots of fascination in what our future holds. This fascination with the future is not new; people have been attempting to predict the far future for centuries.

Expert predictions we can all look forward to

Paul Fairie, a researcher at the University of Calgary, created a viral thread on 1923 predictions about living in 2023. For instance he predicted we would have “watch-size radio telephones will keep everybody in communication with the ends of the earth.” Thank you Apple iwatch!

 Experts in their respective fields are making exciting predictions about what technology, fashion, and society will look like in 2023. Grab your reading glasses and read on to learn some of the most exciting predictions for the coming year.

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Top 12 Expert Predictions To Look Forward To In 2023

1. Technology Predictions For 2023

AI Technology (Artificial Intelligence) Is Everywhere

Experts predict that 2023 will bring a variety of technological advancements in big tech and otherwise. The idea of AI scares many people including me but it’s critical to look at the positive aspects of artificial intelligence.

AI is expected to be used in a variety of ways in the future, from automation to improving customer service. For instance, Stitch Fix uses AI-enabled algorithms to recommend clothes to its customers that match their sizes and tastes. AI will make it easier for consumers to pay for and receive goods and services.

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How AI Is Keeping Us Safe and Healthy

We’ve already seen how AI has been used to help people stay safe during the pandemic. For example, facial recognition technology has helped to track outbreaks quickly and efficiently.

With its ability to learn from data and make decisions faster than even the most experienced humans, AI is expected to make huge leaps in development over the next few years. From healthcare and transportation to retail and home automation, AI will become even more integral to our lives by 2023.

The potential applications of AI and healthcare is impressive, from scanning radiological images for early detection to predicting outcomes from electronic health records. By using artificial intelligence in hospital settings and clinics, healthcare systems can become smarter, faster, and more efficient in providing care to millions of people worldwide

Virtual Reality Is Reality

Do you remember when virtual reality (VR) was something we only saw in science fiction movies? Well, it’s no longer just a dream—it’s becoming more accessible with advances in VR technology, making it easier and more affordable for everyone to experience VR at home or on the go.

By 2023, experts predict that we’ll see an increase in VR applications across multiple industries—from travel experiences and entertainment venues to medical treatments and training platforms.

Companies are already using metaverse technology like AR and VR to conduct training and onboarding, and this trend will accelerate in 2023. Consulting giant Accenture has already created a metaverse environment called the Nth Floor.

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2. Shopping Trends & Predictions For 2023

Annual on-demand consumer spending was about $57.6 billion in 2020, and it is only expected to grow. In fact, the food delivery market alone is expected to reach $90.95 billion this year.

Virtual Shopping

Launched in 2019, L’Oreal’s virtual makeup experience has doubled website engagement time and tripled conversion rates. By partnering with Snapchat, Kohl’s will offer a “Virtual Closet” experience on the popular app.  I have been looking forward to this for a while now.

Soon you will be able to buy clothing for your virtual avatar, dress it and personalize it to represent a realistic image of you.

Companies are already using metaverse technology like AR and VR to conduct training and onboarding, and this trend will accelerate in 2023. Marcia Kilgore, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Beauty Pie, predicts that the industry will begin to embrace “radical fairness”

Secondhand Shopping: Predictions for the New Year

The secondhand product trend is particularly relevant in the fashion industry. The secondhand apparel market is worth an estimated $141 billion in 2023. By 2026, experts say it will have more than doubled in size to $218 billion.

ThredUp, a widely known platform for secondhand apparel, reports that 74% of consumers have shopped for secondhand clothing or are open to it. Rent The Runway is another popular source to rent designer clothes for any event.

Pinterest predicts In 2023, people will find new ways to honor old stuff in their homes. I love this! For instance, the new home trends will encourage people to curate their own personal style by combining vintage—often inherited—pieces with their modern styles. Thanks to the Boomers and Gen X driving these trends, antiques have never looked so chic.

3. Beauty Trends Include Technology In 2023

The overall Beauty trends this year include demands by consumers for more transparency, honesty and accountability in 2023. More all natural products that are clean is a big consumer demand in the United States.

There’s no question that digital technology is transforming the beauty industry. We will see more personalization in beauty products and skincare– with the likes of Neutrogena adding to its line-up, which includes Skin360 and MaskiD.

Don’t forget about the VR trend in beauty that will make it easier for us to buy products online.

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4. Sustainability Becomes A Top Consumer Priority

Across the globe, consumers are taking an increased interest in environmentally friendly and sustainable goods. In the past five years, 85% of global consumers have made sustainable purchases. That’s according to a survey conducted by Simon-Kucher & Partners.

Over 80% of consumers say they’ll buy more environmentally friendly products in the next five years. Two-thirds of consumers are reportedly willing to pay more for sustainable products.

This is especially true for younger generations: 25% of Gen Z and 22% of Millennials will pay up to 20% extra.

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5. Web Traffic Will Keep Growing

There are several factors that contribute to global mobile web traffic and overall web growth, including the increasing number of people coming online for the first time in developing countries, the increasing use of mobile devices to access the internet, and the increasing amount of data being transmitted over the internet.

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), global internet traffic reached 4.3 zettabytes per year in 2020 and is expected to reach 8.9 zettabytes per year by 2024. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 18% over that time period.

It is worth noting that these predictions are subject to change due to a variety of factors such as changes in technology, economic conditions, and consumer behavior.

Discussing fashion trends.

When it comes to fashion trends, experts predict that 2023 styles for women will feature bold colors and prints with lots of bright shades of pink or other neon colors being particularly popular.

There is also an increasing trend towards sustainable fashion with eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton being used instead of traditional fabrics like polyester or nylon. In addition, athleisure wear continues to remain popular among women who want both comfort and style while out and about.

Check out these fashion trends for this year:

  • Tailoring. Slouchy, oversized blazers were all the rage at Valentino and even Chanel opted for relaxed-fit versions of its trademark bouclé jackets in playful pinks. …
  • Lace. …
  • Fringing. …
  • Denim. …
  • Grunge…
  • Sheer pieces…
  • Maxi Skirts…
  • Cargo Pants..
  • Shimmering fabric- sequins..
  • lime green-hued everything

Shop The 2023 Fashion Trends Here:

7. Social Predictions 2023

It is predicted to be a time when society continues its progress towards greater equality across all communities including gender equality, racial equality, LGBTQ rights, etc.

We can expect to see an increase in diversity initiatives at both companies and organizations around the world as well as an increased focus on mental health awareness which has been gaining momentum over the past few years.

The workplace is expected to become increasingly flexible with remote work becoming commonplace due to the changes brought about by COVID-19 in 2020.

8. Bringing Us Closer Together

Technology is also predicted to play a role in creating stronger connections between people all over the world by providing easier access to communication tools such as video chat applications etc., allowing us all to stay connected despite the physical distance separating us from our loved ones!

Dating outdoors

This younger generation is looking for alternatives to the traditional happy hour meetup. In 2023, get ready for some unique date proposals that are not the traditional movie dates.

Pinterest predicts the following date is trending based on search:

  • Bookstore date+195%
  • Date picnic ideas+385%
  • Creative date night ideas+120%
  • Aquarium date+235%
  • Museum dates+70%
  • Anti- Tech Exercise
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Since so many people spend so much time hunched over our computers and phones, everyone is looking for ways to combat “tech neck”.

As people make their homes their permanent offices, we’ll see an upswing in inclusive, adaptive, and everyday forms of movement. Fitness is getting back to basics in 2023.

In 2023, people will trade their screens for stretches and their desks for tricep dips. These primitive, anti-tech workouts invite people to put down their phones and prioritize posture. Gen X and Millennials are driving this trend up, with searches like “primal movement” and “neck hump exercises” jumping this coming year.

Another one of Pinterest’s most-predicted 2023 fitness trends, primal movement refers to the movements humans have been doing naturally for hundreds — even thousands — of years, such as crawling, lunging, reaching, pushing, and more. 

Virtual Reality Workouts

Virtual reality (VR) workouts will become mainstream as these high-tech headsets and devices grow more widespread (the augmented reality and VR product and services industry is expected to grow to $80.6 billion by 2029!! Apple is rumored to be releasing a VR headset in 2023 so keep your eyes peeled. Gamification in fitness will keep things fun.

11. Mental Health

People will be able to look beyond traditional talk therapy and find more creative ways to support themselves.—from music to journal writing to expressive art activities. Young people are more open to creative ways to express themselves which includes this list from Pinterest’s

2023 trend predictions based from Pinterest

  • Writing therapy+1840%
  • Expressive art therapy activities+120%
  • Music therapy+30%
  • Journal writing prompts therapy+220%
  • Art journal therapy+3755%

Predictions for the New Year

12. Demand For More Privacy

The demand for data privacy is rising. Data security has become a concern for many people who previously were ignorant of it. The demand for secure personal data is not surprising.

Due to this, the privacy-as-a-service sector might experience tremendous growth in 2022 to meet these expectations. Expect to see a rise in privacy policy regulations.

Conclusion: 2023 looks set to bring about some major changes across multiple industries including technology, fashion, social issues, etc. Social media is a huge contributing factor to the demand for more privacy (especially for our youth)

From advances in AI and blockchain technology which could revolutionize how businesses operate digitally; bold colors & patterns dominating women’s fashion; increased focus on diversity & inclusion initiatives; greater emphasis on mental health awareness; improved access & use of communication tools; plus much more – there is plenty for us all look forward too! Now let’s get ready for an exciting new year ahead!

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