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Fully 16% of Americans have invested in cryptocurrencies, resulting in a run up in prices in bitcoin, ether and even dogecoin. In April 2021, the crypto market capitalization hit $2 trillion for the first time.

Air Rage

Incidences of air rage have increased since the 1980s, becoming unprecedented in 1990s. Conditions leading to air rage: intoxication, tight seating, full flights, fewer flight attendants, and a marked decline in human decency and civility.

Retail Apocalypse

With more than 200 million Prime members worldwide, is siphoning off frequent shoppers from bricks-and-mortar stores. Huge debt and management misteps did not help, leading to the shutdown of more than 45,000 U.S. stores.


The retail sector collapse, with more than 45,000 store closures since 2007, is accelerating due to the pandemic, leading to hulking, deserted malls, called “grayfields.” Another 500 malls are expected to close in years ahead.

Supersonic Aircraft

The era of supersonic travel is once again on approach. Barring a bumpy ride, passengers will board a United supersonic flight by 2029 and travel from LA to Sydney in six hours and 45 minutes.

Darwin on Steroids

There’s little doubt that the human body is changing under our very eyes. Human evolution is accelerating, leading to bulkier athletes, taller people and more precocious young adults. Charles Darwin, you’re so right.


NFTs, non-fungible tokens, have taken the art market by storm. NFTs are “one-of-a-kind” digital assets that can be purchased and sold like any other piece of property but have no tangible form of their own.

Ghost Franchises

MrBeast, a 22-year-old YouTube star with 54 million subscribers, opened 300 restaurants virtually overnight and sold more than a million sandwiches in the first two months by using such new services as Virtual Dining Concepts.

CRM on the Mac

We have good news to report. Our past two updates in 2013 and 2017 lamented the fact that the Mac was weak in database management, specifically CRM-type solutions. Since then, two recent arrivals, Airtable and...

Singles Nation

Married couple households have been on a steady decline since 1930, when they made up 84% of all households. In 2020 that figure was 49%. America, and other countries, are becoming a nation of singles.


A trend kickstarted by The Cheesecake Factory in 1978 has resulted in a doubling of food portion sizes in the past two decades. Egged on by aggressive marketers, the impact on American waistlines is severe.

Virtual Reality

Investments topping $3 billion in 2017 created unrealistic expectations for the VR/AR market, which caused a venture-capital cooldown. The pandemic, however, led to a boom in virtual reality use in the workplace.

Hot Peppers (Spicy Food)

Led by constituents of the experience generation, spicy food and hot sauces have begun their inexorable assault on the senses. Despite often-heard protestations, eating spicy food will be as common as white bread and mayo.

Halide 2.2

Halide has developed a loyal following for its iPhone app due to the control it offers over photographs. This functionality has been ported to the iPad complete with a redesigned interface optimized for larger displays.

Sexing Up Bottled Water

Driven by health-conscious consumers, bottled water consumption in the U.S. has grown more than tenfold in the past three decades. That has opened up many new markets, including niche premium brands targeting experience seekers.

2022 Kia EV6

Hyundai may have been first but KIA has launched its Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) version, Kia EV 6. Response is glowing, as exemplified by this comment, “Tesla better start making nicer and better cars.”

Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars have captured the headlines recently due to some unfortunate crashes. However, in many instances it was operator error that caused the accident. The auto industry marches on to a self-driving future.

Air Taxis

Meet George Jetson and his air taxi by Joby. Air taxis are predicted to be a $7 billion market by 2030. Already more than $2 billion has been poured into this market via SPAC mergers.


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