Adult Playgrounds, Chia Seeds and Instant-Erase Apps—just a few items from our annual list.

Adult Playgrounds, Chia Seeds and Instant-Erase Apps—just a few items from our annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead.

It’s a wide-ranging compilation that reflects developments that are bubbling up across sectors, including travel, technology, food, retail and sustainability. As always, many of our Things to Watch are tech-centric, including the proliferation of “appcessories,” digital ecosystems, flexible screens and responsive Web design. The list also includes new foods or ingredients to watch (faux meat, teff), new types of goods or businesses (quiet products, shopping hotels), new behaviors (mindful living, privacy etiquette) and ideas with the potential to ladder up to bigger trends.

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 2013?