Top 9 Megatrends in 2022

Metaverse

Facebook parent company Meta may have generated the most buzz with its foray into the metaverse — a theoretical shared space where people can hang out in virtual reality — but the other tech giants won’t be far behind.

2022 will be a “race into the metaverse” as large tech companies wrestle for slices of an emerging market, said Rolf Illenberger, CEO of virtual reality software maker VRdirect. Google, Microsoft and Apple may introduce their own headsets and operating systems for the metaverse, like their equivalents for PCs and smartphones.

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Smart Homes

If you walk into a big-box retailer or hardware store, it probably wouldn’t take you long to find smart-home goodies such as connected lightbulbs and thermostats. What can take awhile is finding stuff that works with the products you already have — but that might not be the case for much longer.

Some of the biggest names in Big Tech, including Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung, have teamed up to develop a new smart-home standard called Matter. The aim: to ensure that the home gadgets you buy in the future all play nice with one another, regardless of who made them or what virtual assistant you want to use when interacting with them.

“Today, when you look at a smart-home-connected device, you have to look at what ecosystem it works with,” said Erik Kay, a vice president of engineering at Google. “Where we’re going with Matter is that you don’t have to think about any of that.”

Hardware is Harder to get

A prolonged chip shortage has upended the way automakers churn out new vehicles, driven up prices of televisions, and made hot products such as Sony’s PlayStation 5 nearly impossible to buy.

The effects of the shortage probably won’t start to fade until the back half of 2022, said Syed Alam, managing director at Accenture Strategy. And that’s the best-case scenario.

Healthy Food

Healthy foods are those that provide you with the nutrients you need to sustain your body’s well-being and retain energy. Water, carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals are the key nutrients that make up a healthy, balanced diet.

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Crypto Market

The global cryptocurrency market is projected to grow from $910.3 million in 2021 to $1,902.5 million in 2028 at a CAGR of 11.1% in forecast period, 2021–2028

The cryptocurrency world is growing exponentially.

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies now exceeds $2.2 trillion.

And it’s estimated that there are over 300 million crypto users worldwide.

In this new report we’ll share the biggest trends in the crypto space happening right now (in 2022).

And those that are likely to continue through 2025 and beyond.

Coinbase, Binance and Crypto.com are the biggest Crypto Exchanges.

Marketing

Digital marketing is always changing and evolving, but 2022 will likely hold some dramatic changes. Businesses and brands must not only plan for the future of digital marketing but be prepared to take advantage of it. Here are the top 12 digital marketing trends to keep an eye on in 2022 and how you can use them to your advantage.

Passive Income

Passive income is money that is usually (but not always) received regularly without any or only little effort. What is so fascinating about it? Everyone aspires to generate a passive income so they may retire wealthy and live their life to the fullest. There are several types and degrees of passive income, which we will discuss. Making money while you sleep is just another fancy term for passive income. By building different sources of passive income, you can earn a good amount of money regularly from work that is already completed, such as royalties from books.

However, in order to attain financial independence, you must leverage your time and effort to establish multiple passive income streams that will continue to grow in the future. In other words, you must do something to produce passive income upfront in order to rely on it for years to come. You either have to do much, in the beginning, to set up your passive income stream, or/and you regularly have to invest at least a bit of your time, effort, or money to maintain that income.

Airbnb

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A revolution is changing how we live and work, bringing about a revolution in how we travel. The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly untethered tens of millions of people from the need to work in specific places at specific times. They can now work from anywhere, travel any time, and stay for longer. While technologies like Zoom make it possible to work from home, Airbnb is making it possible to work from any home — and ultimately, to live anywhere.

A 7,500-consumer survey we commissioned across five countries found that:

  • More than one third (38%) of self-identified hybrid/remote employees say they would rather quit their jobs than go back to work in-person full-time.
  • Nearly two thirds (63%) of all respondents say they have come to expect more flexibility from their employers.
  • One third say that after the pandemic, they will live somewhere else while working remotely more often than before the crisis.
  • More than one third (37%) say they will undertake more longer-stay travel.

Fiverr

A shift to increasing freelance work has occurred already. When people lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, both employees and employers were forced to seek out gig work, and this trend is continuing today. Even with lockdowns behind us, buyers on Fiverr have increased to 4.1 million today, which is higher than the 3.4 million buyers it had in 2020. Additionally, employers are finding Fiverr more important than ever before: They are spending an average of $234 on it today compared to $203 in 2020.

This adoption might be due to the strong network effects that Fiverr has. With more freelancers on the platform, buyers have a wider range of choices to find work. This makes Fiverr more valuable for buyers, which then attracts more sellers. This cycle of strong demand and a need to be specifically on Fiverr has allowed the company to increase its take-rate on orders. In the third quarter, Fiverr’s take rate increased 1.4% year over year to 28.4%.

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