Three steps to the future
The most exciting themes in technology today are transformative visions for 2025 or 2030: crypto, web3, VR, metaverse… and then everything else. Meanwhile, hundreds of start-ups take ideas from the last decade and deploy them over and over in one industry after another. And trying to keep up, the old economy faces waves of disruption from ideas we first talked about in the 1990s.
What matters in tech? What’s going on, what might it mean, and what will happen next?
I’ve spent 20 years analysing mobile, media and technology, and worked in equity research, strategy, consulting and venture capital. I’m now an independent analyst. Mostly, that means trying to work out what questions to ask.
I write essays about things I’m trying to understand, and a weekly newsletter with over 170,000 subscribers, and give presentations pulling together these ideas.