Brian Solis, always a great resource for this blog, put together a list early 2015 looking at tech trends and disruptive trends for 2015 and 2016. As we are close to half-way through, I thought I’d go through the list again and pull out what was of interest today and for this blog. Below a curated list of 12 of the 25 original points. For the full list click here.
- Future of search engines lies outside of Google – people increasingly search within apps and websites, such as YouTube, Pinterest, or Amazon
- Messaging apps are the new Social Media. The future lies in apps like “Yo”
- IoT (internet of things) is a mess and will evolve into the IoE (internet of everything), which probably will also be a mess
- Wearables will struggle to find and keep a spot in our lives
- Good news: Gen Z are nothing like Millennials. And Gen Z are all about mobile
- Cyber Security becomes ever more important
- Innovation is democratized thanks to crowd funding – crowd funding (also: crowd capitalization) accelerates disruption
- Mobile payments still in early stages but poised to skyrocket
- The sharing economy is really about renting and borrowing
- Drones! They’re coming
- Our privacy is gone, traded in for better customer experience and yes, security (or so they say). Younger generations use privacy as currency
- Webromming (on-line search that results in brick-and-mortar purchases) becomes more common over showrooming (brick & mortar browsing that results in on-line buying). Best Buy rejoice!
What are your tech trend observations of late? Do you agree with the list above? Anything that needs adding? Leave a comment!