5 Automation and Lifestyle Changes Powering Closed-Loop Communities
PSFK looks at major changes in tech influencing how we experience basic infrastructure in our homes, offices and cities
Flux is definitive of modern urban life today. To keep up with the expansion of innovative platforms and services, the speed at which we consume media, how we choose to connect with friends and the best practices for marketing are changing every day. Society is evolving with technology so that we can anticipate and navigate our connected world in a way that allows for increased mobility.
In the not-so-distant future, communities—identified by the research team at PSFK Labs in the 2017 Forecast report as “Closed-Loop Communities”—will be defined not by location, but by interests. New tech plays a key role in allowing these smaller, niche communities to form and exist. Wide-scale experiments in robotics, one-click purchases in the office, social and digital initiatives and an increase in a flexible workforce are all influencing this restructuring in how we engage with the world from anywhere, at the tap of a button.