Some say everything is made in China. While that’s not true, of course, you can see where this joke is coming from. China is one of the most industrially and technologically advanced countries in the world and they certainly have the facilities to do anything they need. Meanwhile, we use their trends and pretend we’ve discovered them.
Here are nine exciting trends emerging in China.
1. Social Credit System
The Social Credit System evaluates individual citizens or organizations using various parameters, the values of which are derived using mass monitoring tools and big data analytics technology. In other words, people earn points for doing socially useful things. The better your ranking, the more benefits you can get in different areas. Accordingly, those with lower ratings will be penalized.
2. Artificial Intelligence
Maybe China didn’t invent AI, but they know how to use it. With the help of artificial intelligence, they detect criminals, track traffic and even monitor school attendance. Their facial recognition technology allows you to try on clothes and predict the outcome of plastic surgery.
3. 5G network
If the Chinese government wants to do something, neither pandemic nor geopolitical issues will prevent the country from turning a plan into reality. That’s exactly what happened with their 5G implementation plan for 2020. By last summer, Beijing and Shenzhen were already fully covered by 5G.
4. Abeter “G” (6G)
5G is not the limit! Chinese scientists are working on upgrading this amazing technology to its next logical form – 6G, which suggests that it will provide even faster data transfer speeds. Get your tinfoil hats and pitchforks ready – 6G will take over your brain! (It won’t relax)
5. Preparation of inexpensive graphene
A team of scientists from China has developed a much cheaper way to produce graphene for use in electronics, power cells, and more, opening countless new opportunities. This kind of technological advancement can have a cascading effect on the global economy. That is, of course, if they want to share it with us.
6. Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Marketing
Influencers promoting various brands are huge right now, and experts predict that things will only get bigger from here. Guess who started this nifty trend?
Remember the giant city from the Judge Dredd movies? That’s what the Chinese government plans to do across the country – mega-cities with an area and population comparable to a small state!
8. Digital fashion shows
Like many events of the past year, Shanghai Fashion Week 2020 is completely virtual. Designers recorded videos and conducted interactive performances, which were then broadcast across the country.
9. Gua Sha Massagers
Have you ever looked at jade or quartz rollers to help you relax, open your chakras, even out skin tone and start the rejuvenation process? Yes, this trend is straight from China and people seem to love it.