2015: Top 5 Tech Blog

Dear Ed:

You're reading this note that you wrote to yourself from the year 2015, so stop reading all those other technology predictions and focus on this one because it's the real deal.  

Also, you start to get a little chubby in 2012.  I only say this because we work really hard to get back into those green shorts in 2013.  Just lay off the Starbuck's White Chocolate Mocha's this year chubs.

I'm gonna to let you in on a few predictions about technology in 2015.  Over the past 10 years you've spent a generous amount of time in both Enterprise and Consumer technology, but here's a sneak peek into what you are going to see in the next three years:

  1. Consumerprise
    Back in 2011 we were only using social technologies for sales and marketing.  But today there's no difference between our work tech and personal tech.  There are no security administrators and there are no more logins.  Our accounts are now cloud profiles, which are authenticated on our devices.  Sharing of company information is encouraged, as we now realize the potential of co-opitition and the global economy.  By the way, since gas is $12 a gallon, everyone works at home now.

  2. Open Social Web
    You didn't abandon your facebook and twitter accounts until 2012, though you might as well start weaning yourself away from it now.  Facebook now lies 6 feet deep next the MySpace hedge stone.  Social networks are now the fabric of the new web, which is integrated by open protocols and interfaces.  Your personal website (which lies on your personal cloud) replaces all of your networks, which displays a river of updates from your friends and colleagues.
  3. Personal Clouds It turns out that the cloud wasn't just a corporate marketing fad back in 2011.  Consumers now use it as the hub of everything digital--work, personal, media, etc.  The personal cloud is the fundamental building block of the new web.
  4. Geospatial Data
    Foursquare nearly surpassed the number of facebook users in 2013.  However, facebook turned on the friend check-in map, and foursquare was used only by a small constituency.  Then the enterprise finally realized the power of real time mapping.  Industries like logistics and retail realized the started the movement, then it finally moved to our personal cloud in 2014.  
  5. Death of Programming
    Believe or not, programming will die this year.  When the Universal Application Programming Interface (UAPI), aka "Yoopy", was released in 2014, it became a standard that allowed the average person to visually develop without knowing one line of code.  And it allows us to connect and integrate with our clouds and services across the new web.

Just saying, you may want to make some bets on this when you head to Vegas later this year.

Later Bra!

Ed

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