Future Trends IllustrationsVarious illustrations for Future Trends blog published by Startling Brands. 2016 – 2018 Future Trends is a digest of news, discoveries and opinions from the fields of science, technology, design, politics and economics; stories that will have a significant impact on our future.More at www.startlingbrands.com/future-trends Changing Mindsets : Values in Synthetic Biology Brands should commit to activism or steer clear of itSport brands causing a positive placebo effect. Gender stereotypes still don’t really change. Algorithms will make the agriculture more effective. Plastic eating bacteria a solution to the ocean pollution. Unemployment causing a political mind shift. Social status impacting fertility of young couples. Google demonstrates Corporate Advocacy by banning payday loan sharksAfrica, a continent with the cleanest environment. Internet activism can actually lead to the social change. Egg shell like biomimetic materials will reshape the future of the architecture. Corporate sustainability to become a prime growth strategy. Artificial Intelligence will learn to say No to humans when given a harmful order. Traditional online advertising will become obsolete. Ideas are spreading on social media just like a real viruses.