As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally.
This is the essence and the foundation of the social web. What used to be a place that served up documents, the social structure allows your data to talk to my data. This is the true power. We now see that it is “utilities and tools” that are the real king of online, not content.
We also now can build apps that are mobile, that are powerful and are rich in user experience. I would image the authors of the Cluetrain had visions of the future when they wrote this, but I bet they did not see what we had in store as we enter 2016.
Image courtesy ( http://www.information-age.com/technology/mobile-and-networking/123458485/why-internet-things-more-just-smart-fridge) And a great article.
And following the recent tragedy in Paris Anonymous has demonstrated the potential power of these social webs, if in fact what they have claimed is true.
The power, I believe, has just begun to be realized. I predict that in the next 5 years we will see an exponential growth and development of technology – like we have never seen before.
- More people, and more women are interested in IT
- Cheaper hardware costs
- Better access between people developing new tech
- Market demand greater than ever
- Overall awareness and tech becoming mainstream
I think we are just entering the New Era of the Net.