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100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014


The novelty of drones is so 2013. If you are going to be de rigueur in 2014, you had better be thinking about how best to regulate the use of drones.

While digital currency is becoming increasingly part of the mainstream fiscal news cycle -- 2014 will be the year Bitcoin rivals will creep into the conversation.

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And at your next divorce party, if you want to be en vogue, those ice cubes had better be infused with a juice, fruit or herb.

Want to know more trending subjects for the upcoming year? Here's a look at the 100 things -- listed in alphabetical order -- that are going to be the "it" topics of 2014, according to New York City-based advertising agency JWT. If you want a deeper dive into the topics listed below, head over to JWT for a bit more analysis.

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And if you are touched by nostalgia, here's a look back at what was going to be hot in 2013.

1. 3D Printer Retail Hubs

2. 3D Printing Accessories

3. Aerial Yoga

4. African Contemporary Art

5. Algae

6. Ambient Commerce

7. Armchair Travel

8. Arrested IRL Development

9. Art Incubators

10. AwesomenessTV

11. Beacons

12. Bitcoin Rivals

13. Bitcoins Bust Out

14. Branded Real Estate Development

15. Brands Blur Gender Lines

16. Brands in Space

17. Brazil as Debutante

18. Brazilian Art

19. Breath Analysis

20. Catering to Chemical Sensitivities

21. Chinese Wines

22. The Circular Economy

23. Cocktails on Tap

24. Community-Supported Everything

25. Contemplative Computing

26. Couriers on Call

27. Craft Mocktails

28. Deconstructed Dinners

29. Delivery Wars

30. Demonizing Food Dyes

31. Digital Art

32. Digital Grieving

33. Divorce Parties

34. Drone Regulation

35. E-Cigarette Regulation

36. Edible Packaging

37. Equal Rights for Men

38. Fashion for the Space Age

39. Fast Food Tofu

40. Feel-Good Fashion

41. Glanceable UI

42. Glassware

43. Godless Congregations

44. Google Glass Etiquette

45. Hacking's New Frontier

46. Haptic Technology

47. Hashtag Fatigue

48. Heads-Up Movement

49. Homemade Baby Food Delivery

50. Human Touches

51. Infused Ice Cubes

52. Internet Safety Nets

53. Jumia

54. Kid-Bots

55. Live Broadcasts

56. Makeup Salons

57. The Marijuana Market

58. mEmployment

59. Messaging Apps as Retail Channel

60. Metadata

61. Mindfulness in Classrooms

62. Minimoons

63. Minute to Read It

64. Needle-Free Vaccines

65. Oculus Rift

66. OTT TV

67. Photoshop for All

68. Podcast One

69. Privacy by Design

70. Privacy Marketplace

71. Regional Ethnic Cuisine

72. Robotic Security Guards

73. Role-Playing Adventures

74. Savory Yogurt

75. Seamless Payments

76. Semiautonomous Cars

77. Sensory Literacy as Core Curriculum

78. Sight-Running

79. Smart Vending Machines

80. Snail Slime

81. The Social Divide

82. Sochi's Third Coming

83. Soju

84. Speaking Visually

85. Sports Mashups

86. Stealth Health

87. Survival of the Focused

88. Tablet-First TV

89. Techno-Paranoia

90. Telediagnostics

91. Telepresence Robots

92. Traditional Folk Clothing

93. Ugly Produce

94. Unconventional Models

95. Vaping Lounges

96. Vegetable Co-Stars

97. Verified Reviewers

98. Virtual Stickers Come to Life

99. Xbox Programming

100. Xiaomi

Catherine Clifford

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Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.