I was recently asked a question about what my vision was 20 years from now and how I was going to contribute to that vision. This got me thinking. Well, not at first, as I thought what most people probably do, “I don’t know….”
After I thought about it for a minute, my vision started to become clear. Everyday people are finding new and unique ways to connection with each other. The ability to quickly and easily connect and communicate allows for more collaboration. And, since we are only scratching the surface of the capabilities of social media, it only makes sense that the world 20 years from now will be a very collaborative place.
Why do you think search engines like google and Bing are putting some much work into adding “social search” capabilities? On that note, Facebook has also just been granted a patent for a “social search” technology. These developments will absolutely help make the internet even more collaborative than it is today.
With collaboration comes ??decentralized. Less and less are people simply sitting back and letting a select few make decisions that impact their lives. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for people to pull the wool over our eyes. Social media helps us spread the word (both positive and negative). This not only creates a greater awareness, it also helps to educate to masses.
So, 20 years from now I envision a more technologically reliant collaborative environment that is deep-rooted in social media and online social spaces.
What are your thoughts? @Nolson17
- Facebook vs. Google: The Battle for Social Search! (smedio.com)
- The Social Evolution of Search Engine Result Pages (searchenginewatch.com)
- Facebook Faces Stiff Competition in Social Search (gigaom.com)