Sloan Lecturer and Professional Trendspotter Predicts the Future

first_img MIT Sloan recently published an article about a recent talk by Carly Stojsic, professional trendspotter and former Worth Global Style Network market editor, in which she discussed using artificial intelligence (AI) and biomimetics to help predict big upcoming consumer trends.Stojsic believes trends are “critical to success for brands” and being involved in trends “means understanding what people perceive.” According to Stojsic, “Garbage is going to be gold,” particularly within the beauty industry, which she explained has begun to “move from reusing packaging materials to recycling ingredients” like protein-rich starch from rice waste.Stojsic expects decorative masks to be all the rage within five years as people increasingly need to thwart government surveillance technology on a more regular basis.“Insects are likely the superfood of the future,” particularly in a world where “the rising human population calls for a radical re-evaluation of how humans produce food.” Stojsic also predicts that snail mucin [a protein in mucus] will “replace egg whites as binding agents in baking.”Stojsic also mentioned Microsoft’s HoloLens and Olli, a self-driving electric vehicle, as two products that are slated to change the games in their respective industries.Lastly, Stojsic predicted that verisimilitude will become a much more in-demand commodity, particularly in our “alternative facts” moment. “Globally, trust in big business and corporations is waning. Think about this as you build your startups.” Sloan Lecturer and Professional Trendspotter Predicts the Future About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: Boston RelatedTech Firms, Start-ups and Nontraditional Careers: MIT Sloan’s MBA Class of 2013 Branches OutOfficial employment reports for the MIT Sloan School of Management Class of 2013 have yet to be released, but Susan Kline, Director of Sloan’s Career Development Office, shed some light on what the most recent class of MBA graduates will be doing as they join the workforce. According to Kline’s data, approximately…June 26, 2013In “Featured Home”MIT Sloan Says Crystal Cola Customers Harbingers of FailureMIT Sloan recently blogged about a study two of its professors—Duncan Simester and Catherine Tucker—published in the Journal of Marketing Research, which analyzed the flops of cult products like Diet Crystal Pepsi and Coca-Cola BlāK. Despite Diet Crystal Pepsi’s post-mortem popularity on eBay, where an unopened vintage 24-pack is currently…April 29, 2016In “Featured Region”MIT Sloan Celebrates 4th Annual Women’s Week in 7 Cities WorldwideThe MIT Sloan School of Management’s #MITSloanWomen campaign just celebrated its fourth anniversary. One of the cornerstone events of the campaign, which offers female prospective applicants and current MBA students new ways to interact with the school and build their post-graduation careers, is the annual Women’s Week. Since 2014, Women’s Week has brought female MIT…August 13, 2018In “Boston”last_img

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