At the start of every year, we all try to predict what's to come. What trends will shape the industry? What technologies will people embrace? Although we don't have a crystal ball, we do have search data. A vast collection of consumer intentions, it can be a great bellwether of trends. We looked at searches on Google and dug through industry research to see what's actually catching on — from connected "life platforms" to the "Internet of Me". Here are the trends by the numbers and what they mean for your business.

February 2015