What is NOT Going To Change in the next 10 Years

TL;DR A Better Question to Ask

What is NOT Going To Change in the next 10 YearsTL;DR A Better Question to Ask

TL;DR A Better Question to Ask

Bryan Chang prompted this thought in his tweet:

Asking the Q of “what’s NOT going to be changing in the next 10 years” is more important and interesting to me than the opposite.

We spend a lot of time trying to predict the future — most of the time thinking about what change we want to see in the world. But try thinking about the opposite, which fundamental aspects of society will stick around in 5, 10, 50 years from now? And are those fundamental pieces critical to the longevity of society…Are they good for us? Should someone try and move them?

There are certain core tenants of mankind in how we utilize the world that will, perhaps, never change.

Let’s not be naive though: I am sure even just 50 years ago, no one in their right mind would have believed me if I had told them that us humans would walk around with little 5 inch TOUCH screens taking pictures everywhere we went. Bragging to our friends about the number of “points” that we have on our various applications.

While a ton has changed in the last 50 years, there is also a lot that has not changed. (look around). While a lot of the physical materials we have look different — their purposes and what emotions they fulfill are very constant.

We all still have a need for self-absorption. We like to like ourselves. We still have an obesity problem (and it’s growing). People in the world are still hungry. Diseases are still around.

Yes — we are growing quickly. And we are doing some incredible things with technological advancements. But when you are innovating, try and think of things that will not change — does your product fit into the ecosystem 1o years from now? Would it have fit in 10 years ago?

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By jordangonen on May 26, 2016.

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