As an 18 year old, particularly one fascinated by business and social media, I’m often asked about technology. Usually by people older than me who are started to become more interested in tech. I was recently asked ‘what’s the next big thing?’ which got me thinking. If I knew for sure what the next big thing was, I’d end up making a hell of a lot of money, that’s for sure. The truth is, no one knows what’s coming next. But I decided to research some of the worlds best trend-predictors in order to discover ‘the next big thing.’
I found a few things, which all sound like they could be huge. One of my favourites came from one of the best trend catchers of this generation, Gary Vee. Using his ability to spot trends, Gary has made millions from investing in companies before anyone else saw them coming – such as Uber, Twitter and Snapchat. When asked about upcoming technologies in an interview with Tai Lopez (another entrepreneur who has demonstrated his fantastic ability to hop on upcoming trends) Gary went off on a rant about a ‘smart fridge.’ He believes that not far into the future, fridges will be developed which order your food for you. They’ll be hooked up to Amazon and they’ll know when you run out of ketchup, and they’ll order more. Food will show up at your door and you won’t even have to order it yourself. I thought this sounded crazy, but can easily see it happening.
Gary also mentioned Voice First in his book Crushing It! – the technology behind Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. On multiple occasions Gary has stressed the potential behind voice controlled devices. It’s already possible to say ‘hey Alexa, buy my shampoo’ and within days a fresh bottle of head and shoulders will show up on your doorstep. But soon, EVERYTHING will be voice controlled. Like, EVERYTHING. Nothing will be done manually any more. It sounds crazy, but it’ll happen, because technology is developing faster than we can even imagine. Everything will be able to talk to you. Your trousers will tighten when you tell them to. Your wallpaper will change colours if you tell it you’re having a party. Your TV will change channels if you say ‘ITV.’ Your glasses will change to sunglasses when you tell them it’s too bright. If you’re reading this and thinking ‘what a load of bullshit’, PLEASE save this article and re-read it in 10 years time.
I’m also currently reading Elon Musk’s biography. This man is an absolute genius. Whilst Zuckerburg wants to help you share baby pictures, Musk wants to save the human race from accidental self-annihilation. And believe me, he will. His overall aim is to create renewable forms of transport that will not harm the environment, and he’s even working on transporting us to Mars. Not just for a leisurely visit, but to hopefully live there one day. His companies SpaceX and Tesla revolve around the future of mankind. SpaceX is rapidly commercialising space travel. Soon we won’t be taking planes. We’ll be hoping onto rockets, blasting through the atmosphere and landing on another platform somewhere else in the world. Flying from London to Bangkok will take about half an hour. Tesla is working on creating incredibly powerful electric cars. The aim is that one day we’ll all be using them and cars that run on petrol will be a thing of the past. Again, this all sounds stupid. But when Musk wanted to make the worlds first online bank, he was ridiculed. He went on to develop PayPal. He’s proven people wrong before, and he’s gonna do it again. Do not doubt him.
So, now when I’m asked about ‘the next big thing’ I reply with, no one knows for sure what will be most successful, but there are things out there that will definitely be huge. I answer with space travel, electronic cars, voice control and of course, smart fridges.
Which technologies do you think will boom in the near future?
I’ve gained a lot of this information from Elon Musk’s biography, so I’ll leave a link below in case you wanna pick it up:
Thanks for reading. DM me on Instagram @blackbusinessofficial with technologies you have heard of, because I find it all very fascinating. Also shoutout to @wealthytools for helping me to grow my page, check him out because he has some great content!