Five Forecasts For The Future
Every now and then, it’s a fun and healthy challenge to think distantly. Sure, we already expect self-driving cars, wearable hardware, a…
Every now and then, it’s a fun and healthy challenge to think distantly. Sure, we already expect self-driving cars, wearable hardware, a connected home, and augmented reality. But where does the foreseeable future take us next? I’m talking more Black Mirror than investor thesis. What new problems will we be struggling with? What will kill us? What will connect us? While solutions change, some questions will always remain. If only to stimulate discussion among friends, here are a few forecasts on my mind these days:
Social media will become passive.
Our (augmented) reality will be a land grab, and always be under attack from brands.
Interfaces will compete with the technology underneath.
Autonomous vehicles in cities will become a public utility.
We will transcend “tragedy of the commons” with technology that aligns self-interests with community benefits.
Allow me to explain, as well as share some implications for each:
(1) Social media will become passive.
The concept of actively “posting” or…