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The systems map is striking for the emerging use of wearable and robot technologies to assist in managing individual health.
Net sentiment is almost always positive towards the fashion market though last Fenruary it turned negative because clothing retailers are showing early warning signs that they are at risk of going insolvent in an ever more challenging economic environment.
Athena thinks the tipping point for public acceptance of wearables will arrive in the early 2030's and that the emerging changes are still mostly early stage investments or gaining traction in the market.
Athena's cloud analysis again highlights six emerging fashion technologies as driving future sales sensors, wearables, AI, batteries, smartphones, robots that will, for instance, allow us to change the color of our clothes and control our body temperatures at the click of a button.
The top ten sectors most likely important to changes in fashion futures are artificial intelligence, wallets, polymers, food, waste and clothing.
Luxury fashions are likely to do well through to 2023, particularly in Muslim markets while use of plastics will be increasingly dropped from products in favour of more sustainable materials.
The heat map highlights that media and entertainment is also expected to merge with clothing markets (shirts with beamed videos for example).
Personal care and beauty has always been a high intensity market but Athena notes the rise of future water supply as an issue in production and the education, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors making great efforts to increase their shares through technology led initiatives.
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