Facial Recognition Fury, Fat Taxes, Remaking “Made in China”—just a few items from our annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead.
It’s a wide-ranging compilation that in part reflects broader economic, environmental, technological and social developments we’ve been tracking. As always, technology has a prominent presence: Among other things, the list spotlights the rise of LCD art, growing concerns over cloud and mobile security, the much-anticipated Facebook IPO, and interactive screens infiltrating our retail and restaurant experiences. The list also includes noteworthy events on the calendar, people to keep an eye on, and things to watch in marketing, retailing, travel, food and sustainability.
Check out our list, along with a little bit about what makes each item worth watching, below.
We’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you agree with our choices? What will you be watching for in 2012?