12 Jul 2016
Big data & IoT
Big numbers in 2020
| - |2010 | 2011| 2012|2013 |2014 | 2015| 2016|
| estimates |2010 | 2011| 2012|2013 |2014 | 2015| Gartner 6.4B| - |2010 | 2011| 2012|2013 |2014 | 2015| 2016|)|
|Predictions for 2020|2010 | 2011| 2012|Intel 220B |ABI Research 40.9B | Gartner 20.8B| 2016|
04 Jul 2016
Fashion, Technology and Trends
It's easy to gather on the internet articles which summarize the evolution of clothes. For instance, Buzzfeed has created some viral videos regarding the evolution of clothing in the western world.
Another completely unrelated field in the technology world. This field features the appearance of gadgets and software products whose existence is made possible thanks to the latest advancements in technology and linked to the time those breakthrough appeared.
Both worlds are based on trends and feature important actors that have changed everything (Fashion by Coco Chanel for example and Technology by Steve Jobs). Those figures are extremely public and are representative of the breakthrough of the time they lived in.
And more importantly, both fields are marked by followers. Trends are made to be followed, copied, venerated ... So it is worth to ask ourselves the question: why people do follow trends instead of deciding by themselves.
It seems people have a limited amount of decisions per day. This phenomenon is called Decision Fatigue. This explains why people would delegate certain decisions to external parties like recognized elites or public figures. This delegation process requires trust and the trust is usually reached through social agreement.
Another example is in Quantum physics where the Copenhagen Interpretation. This interpretation comes from Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg and they are regarded as the main experts in this field. It is the most commonly taught quantum physics interpretation but as the wikipedia article shows, it is not the only one ...
- Buzzfeed Evolution of Swimsuit:
- Wikipedia Decision Fatigue:
- Wikipedia Copenhagen Interpretation
20 May 2016
French-Touch for fashion with online retail?
A recent article made me wonder if the French fashion had lost its touch given the prevalance of english and german online fashion brands (respectively Asos and Zalando).
While the dominant
haute-couture is not yet impacted by the online sales (wait ... did I hear someone mention Amazon )?
Recent news however suggest french fashion is now playing catch-up with 6 deals so far which is higher than other countries.
The question for which we will try to give an answer in the coming months and years: will this be enough?