As this decade comes to a close, we at Midlothian Web Solutions have a lot of wonderful memories to reflect upon. Because our company was founded in 2010, 2020 marks not only the beginning of a new decade, but it also marks our ten year anniversary.
2010 – 2019
We’ve spent the past decade writing about fascinating topics such as:
- Net Neutrality
- The Internet of Things
- The Language of Links
- Environmentally-conscious Ecommerce
- Artificial Intelligence
- Emoji Domains
- Drone Delivery
- Augmented Reality
- and dozens more
Each of these topics has played a role in disrupting our world over the past ten years. Over the next ten years, we believe nothing will be immune to disruption. Whether it’s highly regulated industries such as government, schools, or healthcare—or outer space travel or the World Wide Web—we believe disruption is coming.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, warns that a “digital dystopia” lies ahead if big tech companies and governments don’t change their ways. He has published his plan to save the Web, which includes nine high-level principles for governments, tech companies, and individuals. We’ll be following this closely over the next couple years.
2020 – 2029
Our co-founder, Frank Petroski, has also been passionate about studying trends beyond just what the Web has to offer. These topics will become more of our focus over the next decade; thus, we’re kicking off this new decade of disruption by disrupting our own Midlo Web Guru blog.
While we might not reach Singularity this next decade (that could take until 2045), Ray Kurzweil, a futurist and a director of engineering at Google, believes we will complete the reverse engineering of the human brain by 2029. As for technological singularity and what will happen after it, maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s just focus on the years immediately ahead.
Here is a teaser list of topics we plan to discuss in the coming decade:
- Autonomous vehicles
- Gaming, eSports, and Augmented Reality
- Space mining and colonization
- Solar technology
- Organic, sustainable robots
- The gig economy
- Teleportation via quantum entanglement
- Quantum computing
- Genome sequencing, editing (CRISPR)
- Immortality and Cyborgs
- Deep fakes
- and the De-Extinction Movement
Do you have questions about emerging technologies and the potential disruptions they might cause? Reach out to us and let us know if there is a topic you would like us to focus on in one of our next posts. We don’t pretend to know all the answers, but we love digging deep into these research areas, sharing the possibilities of emerging technologies, and hashing through what it means for you, your business, and the world at large.
The past ten years have seen a lot of change. More is coming. If you’re looking for a partner as you’re looking ahead, our focus may be shifting, but we remain here for you.
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