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Posted by #TeamBTI on December 19, 2018

It’s time to bid farewell to an amazing 2018. As we look forward to the new year, the team at BTI has used the science of both creativity and “unagi” to predict what we can expect in 2019.


I am most curious of autonomous vehicles and the impact of the legalization of cannabis on the Canadian economy. We will see self-driving Uber cars in Toronto with cannabis-infused cola in the back seat for riders. How legislation will play a role is what I really want to understand.


I think there will be a push-back on autonomous driving cars from the insurance industry.


I predict more pet ownership and as pets become family members. The line between human and dog food will become indistinguishable.


In 2019 I predict mindfulness, clean eating and yoga will by implemented by more people everywhere....and the trendy vegetable will be Brussel sprouts. No more kale and cauliflower.


In 2019, Elon Musk will finally perfect the Hyperloop, improving the efficiency of travel within the country, and possibly the continent.


I predict that in 2019, minimalism will have a huge comeback within visual design. Only now are we seeing its power to grab attention in the ever-scrolling world of social media and mobile experience. From clean logos, simple and airy websites, to artistic Instagram feeds full of tasteful flat-lay photography; brands across the spectrum will be fully embracing the minimalist design trend.


I think we'll see a huge wave of technological advances in 2019, such as advanced wearable tech and more AI-assisted technology in different spaces.


2019 will see advancements in autonomous driving.


I predict that in 2019, packaging will become more focused on share-worthy experiences. Many product influencers share their unboxing experiences on social media, and if that packaging doesn’t create an experience then the packaging isn’t really doing it’s job.


Canadians will be even more confused to pick a new Prime Minister -I think we will see a higher than ever turn-out with the younger voters.


In 2019, predict a surge in competition among national airlines, resulting in more cost effective travel within Canada.


I predict that in 2019, more brands will include Voice Activated Devices as part of their digital marketing ecosystems.

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