Vices

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March 10, 2020
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March 10, 2020

Vices

In our increasingly stressful society, people are seeking new forms of escape from reality and mood alteration. This isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, many emerging digital vices can actually strengthen our mental performance and agility, help us relax, and afford us moments of pleasure.

Key Insight 

In our increasingly stressful society, people are seeking new forms of escape from reality and mood alteration. This isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, many emerging digital vices can actually strengthen our mental performance and agility, help us relax, and afford us moments of pleasure.

What You Need To Know

From audio stimulants to digital beauty filters, the unique market for digital and high-tech vices is growing.

Why It Matters

According to a global survey of 150,000 by Gallop, Americans are now the most stressed people in the world. More than half of adults report experiencing stress during “a lot of the day,” while 22% say they feel “a lot” of anger daily. More Americans than ever are now practicing yoga and meditation, in addition to seeking out new ways to relax and unwind.

Watchlist for section

Alibaba, Alipay, Amazon, Baker, Bulletproof, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Constellation Brands, Doppel, Eaze, Emotiv, Fedex, Food and Drug Administration, GreenRush, Heineken, Juul, MakeLoveNotPorn, MasterCard, Muse, New Frontier Data, Sina Technology, SmartCap, State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power, Thync Kit, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, UPS, Visa, Wayv.

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