The latest trend briefing from Trendwatching. com focuses on a term called “upgradia” in which any device, any object can be upgraded. This concept stems from the digital world’s constant ability to upgrade and it has now seeped over into the physical world. What is driving this trend?

  1. Infinite Newism: The expectations of digital upgrades have transferred to physical objects.
  2. More for Less: Upgrades satisfy the need/desire for spending less money with less guilt.
  3. Hacker Chic: Upgrades are increasingly becoming DIY.

Included in the article are several real-world examples, ranging from seemingly simple, to intricate and complex. Read it HERE.