DNA-based exercise, robots for the elderly, the maternity fashion economy.
–Ikea’s new innovation lab explores the future of food via the humble meatball. Via Fast Company.
–At the massive experiential Mall of Scandinavia, an “unusually high” percentage of its floor space is devoted to leisure, says the Wall Street Journal.
–Fast Company explores a surprising new use for algae, which we profile as a food trend for 2016 in The Future 100.
–“Loneliness is at epidemic levels among elders in the U.S. today,” writes the New York Times. Are robots the solution?
–Do you trust your food? That may depend on how it’s packaged. Adweek breaks it down in a simple infographic.
–Can exercise regimens be tailored to people’s DNA? Well + Good profiles a new startup called Fitness Genes.
–Cord cutting accelerated in 2015, writes the Wall Street Journal, forecasting that 23% of US households won’t pay for traditional TV by 2019.
–The nongendered courtesy title Mx. reflects an evolving society, writes the New York Times.
–China will be the world’s largest movie market by 2017. Via Financial Times.
–Facebook is the latest in a “stampede of tech giants giving away artificial intelligence technology,” says MIT Technology Review.
–Business of Fashion looks at how the “access versus ownership” trend is changing maternity wear.
–As luxury consumers shift their spending to experiences over goods, Australia is using dining to drive luxury travel spending, writes Skift.
–Kiva brings its Uganda-tested microcredit loans Stateside. Via Wired.
–Are biometrics the solution to password fatigue? The Guardian weighs the pros and cons.