Trends & Predictions for 2008

I participate in a meetup group called likemind, who gather to think and share. This month we are sharing our predictions for 2008. I think people are going to make a come-back.

  • face-to-face conversations
  • planned meetups
  • impromptu metups
  • migration of independent workers from home/coffee-fi to jelly, coworking, and shared offices
  • live video w/online chat will win over produced vcast

I could be wrong, but I see 2008 being about the people. Tech for tech’s sake is going to struggle to stay viable. If it doesn’t help people connect, they’re gonna start ignoring it, and focus on the tools that help them interact with real people–not keep them away from real people.

Join us, and let us know what your predictions for 2008 are.

  • Good on yuh! Nice to know folk are doing that sort of thing. I mean /doing/, not just pimping it as an idea. (“Talking deeply about simple things” is core to my “participatory deliberation” method.

    Does the name Tom Atlee ring a bell? Solid stuff … never really took off in a huge way … call it “long nose” rather than “long tail”. 😉

    cheers

  • New to me. Thanks for the tip.

    I’ll be scanning these pages for more info.

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