Forecasting the Future of Convenience
Technology’s purpose is to make our lives easier. With each new advance in technology, we’ve seen a multitude of services spring up that take advantage of the change to make our lives better and easier.
Some of the most successful tech startups of the last few decades have been able to leverage and ride off of the exponential growth of a new technological platform. In the 70s and 80s it was the personal computer that created the platform for businesses like Microsoft and Cisco to sell the required software and hardware and become tech giants as a result. In the late 90s and early 2000s it was the Internet which created powerhouses such as Amazon, eBay, and Skype. Then in the mid-2000s it was the growth of mobile, smartphones in particular, which saw many apps become billion dollar brands riding off of the growth of this new platform, such as Uber, Whatsapp, and Instagram. We’re now at the cusp of a new tech revolution: robot assistants.