The grip that these companies have today is almost unbreakable. But – that’s a grip on the de facto platforms of today. Meaning the internet, mobile and computing devices as we know them.
As history has taught us, what’s easier than breaking a grip that strong, is to render the platform its gripped on obsolete. Kodak was unbreakable in film. Until digital came along. Nokia was unbreakable in mobile devices. Until smartphones came along. Dell was unbreakable in computers. Until tablets came along.
I think what will disrupt these de facto goliaths of today is a move to a completely new playing field that will render the internet, and computer devices – including mobile devices – totally obsolete and unnecessary. Yes – unnecessary. And that will happen in the next two decades. continue reading »