When will we see the next major technology disruption?
As the internet is being transformed into an information-enabled platform, it is no longer a novelty.
With a lot of attention and funding, the next disruptive technology will be making its debut sooner rather than later.
A technology disruption is the sudden appearance of a new technology, an improvement or a new application that disrupts an existing one.
The technology may not be fully implemented for years, but the effect will be seen as a shift in the way that the world works.
The next big tech disruption is not something that will appear in a few years, it will be happening over a few decades, said Mark Cianci, co-founder and CEO of The Next Big Thing.
“When we think of disruptive technologies, we’re looking at the last 10 years,” he said.
Cianci is a big believer in the concept of a disruptive technology.
“When I was at Google I had this really strong belief that we were going to see the emergence of a next generation of internet services that would make our lives better,” he explained.
“This is the most important technology change we’ve seen in 20 years, and we’re going to have to have a serious conversation about how to prepare for it.”
It will be a new era.
What is a disruption?
A disruption is a new type of technology that has new uses or uses that are not necessarily what we have come to expect.
It’s a new way of doing things.
It is a change that changes how the world is organised and what it means to be human.
When will it be introduced?
“We’ll see it in 2020,” Cianca said.
“It will come about gradually.
But it will not be in the next 10 years.
As soon as 2020, the world will be very much living in a new age.”
What will happen next?
The disruption of the internet will be in many ways a natural extension of what we already do, he said, but it will also be a massive change.
“The internet is not going away, it’s going to continue to grow and evolve.
And I think the next wave of disruptive technology, whether it’s a product, service, app, platform or even technology, will be about making the web the way we like it to be,” he added.”
We’re going back to what we were doing a long time ago, the way things used to be.”
If you have a company that is thinking about making a change, it might be a very different business model from what you’re doing now.
“The next wave is going to be disruptive, not just in the technical sense, but in the moral sense, Ciancini said.
The world is moving away from a hierarchical structure of organizations, where one person runs the company, and that person is also the boss, he explained, and he believes the next innovation will be one that is going back towards the old way of organizing.”
There’s a lot more openness in the workplace.
There’s less hierarchical structures.
There is less control of resources.
We’re starting to see a shift toward more egalitarian workplaces, and it will make a huge difference in the quality of life.
“It is the next technological transformation, Ciacci said, that will usher in a golden age.”
As we’re moving toward the golden age of the Internet, we are going to start seeing these new disruptive technologies coming in, and they’re going in the direction that I call the next transformative innovation.