I am fascinated by persuasive technologies. They have been used and are being used widely especially in marketing and social media, and so have received somewhat of a negative reputation. I am really interested in their ability to foster connection and social cohesion around different topics in the classroom and in broader society. Although I cannot find any sp[ecific sources which focuses solely on the market projections of persuasive technologies, they are a part of the AI Intelligence field. This free open source journal ‘frontiers in Artificial Intelligence’ focuses on the use of persuasive technologies specifically within the physical and mental health fields – I am a proud owner of a Garmin Watch and really enjoy ‘needing’ out on how my fitness, sleep and stress level improves with monitoring it! The journal also has a couple of articles focusing on marketing – a full list of the articles associated with Persuasive technologies is available here. I will certainly be keeping an eye on the journal to see if they move into other fields in the use of persuasive technologies!