The 10 hot consumer trends for 2017

Taking a look into the future, Ericsson ConsumerLab presents the sixth edition of its annual trend report.

The 10 hot consumer trends for 2017


Several of the trends for 2017 point towards everything around us increasingly being interpreted as moving images. Cars start understanding the world graphically when they become autonomous, as do many artificial intelligence (AI) powered robots and Internet of Things applications.

Key topics include consumers expecting AI to move from assistants to managers, virtual and physical realities soon becoming inseparable, and many believing digital privacy no longer exists.

The insights in the ”10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017” report are based on Ericsson ConsumerLab’s global research activities over more than 20 years, as well as data points from an online survey of advanced internet users in 14 major cities.

Read the full report here