looking to the FuturePredictions of “The Next Big Thing” IS201-OM1 Danny Sloan, Heath Johnson, Danny Murphy, Brittany Milbourne, Nick Shaw
Companies = hardware
Individuals = social media
Apple Without Steve Jobs Remain successful for year or two- Momentum- Happy customers- Innovations Apple will run dry- Not as innovative- Not as cool- Still successful
The Future of Facebook How will the company deal with competition between other social networks? Will Facebook continue to integrate into business, schools, and our lives in the future?
The Future of Facebook What advances will facebook make in communications and social media. What does Mark Zuckerburg want to accomplish.
Hardware Becoming More Portable
iPods keep getting smaller
Technology is getting more compact, from desktop PCs to pocket sized smart phones
Storage: Then vs. Now 312 Inch Floppy Disk: 264kb
MicroSD Card: 64gb You could store over 250,000 floppy disks worth of information in a tiny MicroSD card that is smaller than a fingertip.
Fully functional Linux based computer that is smaller than an average flash drive.
Contains all the hardware needed for a computer to run, as well as one USB and one HDMI port
Expected to cost only $25
Cars Driving Themselves Advantages Disadvantages Tell motorists about road conditions. Warn about crashes and stopped vehicles ahead. Increase safety by eliminating human error. Eliminating the need for driver's licenses, rules of the road, vehicle insurances, etc. Reduce fuel consumption Who would be responsible in a crash. How to cope with obstacles in the road and blown tires.
Hologram Technologies Communication
Easy communication between people using a live holographic video projection
Better communication to large groups of people. More personal than a normal video call
Teaching from different countries to students around the world, right in the classrooms