We have mentioned before that it will be big for fashion pajamas in 2016. Now that we have sung Auld Lang Syne it’s time to look ahead for some other big ideas of 2016. What’s going to change our lives in the near future? Popular science has some technology ideas for 2016: it’s going to be big for the gene editing technique Crispr. You know, clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats, or designer babies and all that shit. And if that stuff doesn’t blow your mind, by the end of 2016 Cisco estimates that Internet traffic will bypass 1 zettabyte. A zettabyte is 1,000 exabytes, which translates into 1 trillion gigabytes—or roughly 300 trillion photos of your baby or dog. Does anyone have a dog that interesting? NASA’s InSight probe, launching in March, will establish a seismic station on the Red Planet; it will sense marsquakes and use them to map the planet’s interior. A complementary European-Russian probe called ExoMars 2016, lifting off at the same time, will use a chemical sniffer to ferret out atmospheric methane from possible Martian microbes. Then in September, OSIRIS-REx will head to Bennu, the kind of carbon-rich asteroid that may have seeded ancient life on Earth, to collect samples and bring them home for analysis. Real starman stuff, where is David Bowie when you need him? And from the world of business, LinkedIn brings us a collection of predictions. How about this from Peter Guber, the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and owner of the Golden State Warriors; Virtual reality will disrupt sports, entertainment, and live events. In his new universe, “a director or producer isn’t determining what you’re looking at, how you’re looking at it, or when you’re looking at it…rather than being a mere passenger, the result is a participatory experience with a far deeper level of emotional engagement than any other curated event can deliver.” Pandora founder Tim Westergren predicts more industries will join the gig economy. Dubbing 2016 the “year of the gig economy,” Westergren envisions building a pipeline for music artists: “With the right execution, we could create a musicians’ middle class, just as Lyft has created a new set of professional drivers and Etsy a slew of independent online retail shopkeepers.”
By now you are thinking, yes but what about fashion pajamas in 2016. Vogue France comments, “The pajamas trend is set to continue for Fall/Winter 2016-2017 and offers a sneak peek from Valentino, Givenchy and Fendi’s pre-Fall collections. While the Wall Street Journal asks, “Showing up at work in pajamas is a recurrent theme in many nightmares, so why do man-style PJs keep appearing on red carpets and streetwear blogs?” One simple prediction you can rely on, we’ll be bringing you more onesie pajamas in 2016 but not necessarily fashion pajamas.