Looking into the future is always fun and science fiction writers have had their creative ideas on robots, mobile communications and other seemingly magical devices often turn into reality.
In fact, even cartoonists have predicted the future with Dick Tracy’s phone watch becoming a real device.
Watching technology weave its magic is summed up in the quote by the science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic“.
One of the major drivers of changes to society and technology is the evolution of the mobile phone from a dumb device that just makes calls and texts to a web connected “smart phone”.
We are seeing the decline of Nokia and the Rise of Apple because one company picked up a future potential trend and the other failed to react.
Shop owners who have ignored the trend of online shopping are either struggling to survive or going out of business
The Decline of MySpace and the rise of Facebook sometimes comes down to being in the right place at the right time with the right product
Who would have thought that social gaming would become a multi-billion dollar business in just two years with Zygna (the creators of Farmville and Mafia Wars on Facebook) now the most valuable games company in the world with annual revenuesset to pass $1 billion next year. Zygna has filed for an IPO this year with its value estimated at between $15 billion and $20 billion.
Picking trends can be the difference between fortune and extinction!.
Here are 10 trends that you need to take heed of as you adapt and evolve your business for the social web