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Updated by swissnex San Francisco on Jan 21, 2016
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16 Predictions for 2016

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Companies become learning organizations. Organizations (including swissnex!) continue to offer mindfulness programs.

Companies become learning organizations. Organizations (including swissnex!) continue to offer mindfulness programs.
1

A Swiss startup unicorn is born.

A Swiss startup unicorn is born.
2

Virtual Reality is mainstream and in every living room.

Virtual Reality is mainstream and in every living room.
3

We hear A LOT about blockchain.

We hear A LOT about blockchain.
4

Emails get taxed (like 5 cents a piece) to reduce the number of unnecessary and unwanted messages.

Emails get taxed (like 5 cents a piece) to reduce the number of unnecessary and unwanted messages.
5

Gender "neutrality" is mainstream.

Gender "neutrality" is mainstream.
6

The full potential of live, 360-degree images and video is unleashed.

The full potential of live, 360-degree images and video is unleashed.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Lisette Mejia

7

Silicon Valley turns to Africa.

Silicon Valley turns to Africa.
8

Evgeny Morozov becomes the guru of a new offline counterculture movement.

Evgeny Morozov becomes the guru of a new offline counterculture movement.
9

The word "startup" goes out of fashion; gets replaced by a new one.

The word "startup" goes out of fashion; gets replaced by a new one.

Business Buzzwords Generator, from the Wall Street Journal.

10

Selfie addiction is finally replaced by some common sense.

Selfie addiction is finally replaced by some common sense.

Beware the selfie stick.

11

Continuing drought in California leads to an agricultural revolution.

Continuing drought in California leads to an agricultural revolution.

Urban Skyfarm, Aprilli.

12

The first all-emoji feature film set to music becomes a thing and film history reads: silent, talkie, emoji.

The first all-emoji feature film set to music becomes a thing and film history reads: silent, talkie, emoji.
13

Waste becomes a solution, not a problem.

Waste becomes a solution, not a problem.

We hosted an event and exhibit on this topic if you are interested! Building from Waste.

14

First phone with a folding screen is released.

First phone with a folding screen is released.

Stay on the lookout for Samsung's "Project Valley" phone.

16

In the next installment of Star Wars, BB8 and R2D2 spawn a love child droid that turns to the Dark Side.

In the next installment of Star Wars, BB8 and R2D2 spawn a love child droid that turns to the Dark Side.