Car sharing, being kind and being green will be on trend in 2011 while warp-speed development of smart technology will continue to transform our lives.
It's kind of hippie-meet-hi-tech, writes Chi Tranter of AAP
Meat is also predicted to make a comeback as people eschew fad diets, smartphone s will have more apps aimed at selling products and online culture will have a crossover influence to offline.
Those are the predictions for next year of futurist David McKinna and the researchers behind the trend-spotting website trendwatching.com, who spend a lot of time analysing fads, fashions and consumer trends.
Here are their forecasts for the year ahead: