10 tech/product predictions for 2019

Fortnite challenges, scooter company woes, and Facebook scandals

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YouTube will continue unchallenged

Scooter companies will begin to run out of money and consolidate.

Income Sharing Agreements will become a larger trend

Facebook will have another scandal

There will be another major acquisition or public offering from a Utah company

There will be a new social app or website appear suddenly and become popular

Instagram will become a full fledged e-commerce destination by launching the IG marketplace

Bitcoin will continue to underperform the faithfuls expectations

A new game will rise to challenge Fortnite

There will be more misplaced tech backlash

What will stay the same

I very frequently get the question: “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?” And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: “What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?” And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. … [I]n our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that’s going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection.

It’s impossible to imagine a future 10 years from now where a customer comes up and says, “Jeff, I love Amazon; I just wish the prices were a little higher.” “I love Amazon; I just wish you’d deliver a little more slowly.” Impossible.

And so the effort we put into those things, spinning those things up, we know the energy we put into it today will still be paying off dividends for our customers 10 years from now. When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it. — Jeff Bezos

Inspiration:

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.