8 Themes For The Near Future Of Tech
As we pull ourselves out of the ditch that was 2020, there are a few major themes of the future I’m particularly excited about. Like previous years, I am sharing them as a way to connect more dots, meet more founders, and solicit input to further develop these ideas. No surprise, some of the companies I mention within these trends are in my own portfolio or related to my work. But I have challenged myself to share ideas still on the cusp of breakout rather than the obvious trends and winners.
“Decentralized” is spreading to unexpected places.
The Era of Eduployment: Identifying a trade, getting an education, and getting a job (or starting a company) become fully integrated.
A few seemingly quirky social apps will tune into the under 16 demographic’s distinct approach to creation as a form of self-expression and tolerance for transparency by default.
Talent will increasingly own their audience, with the rise of “channels of one” and community-as-a-service.
More and more niche functions of t…