/future trend/ thread
Why Future Trend? So you can see WHAT'S NOT WORKING, and focus on what ACTUALLY works.
So let's get into the low down.
** Malls are dying off. Here is a news link:
Why are malls dying?
Too much over heads - space rental, employees.
Too expensive for the consumers - why do I need to buy an overpriced "gold plated" $40 HDMI cable from future shop when I can get it $1 online AND have it shipped to my home
** Big MEDIA retails are dying off. Example: Blockbuster vs Netflix
Blockbuster was a media retail giant and it died because netflix took over. Why did Blockbuster died? Because Netflix is cheaper and more convenient.
Why do I want to drive to Blockbuster, rent a video and return it 3 days later, when I can watch on Netflix anytime I want, whenever I want?
What this means to you:
The future consumption of media is netflix, Amazon streaming etc. It's all about streaming into the tablets and smart phones. It isn't the "future" - it's now. It's mostly the baby boomers that still subscribe to cable TV.
Despite what the haters say, I think VR technology is gonna be HUGE.
I think the automated car is still 10 years away at least.
China will be back, just gotta give them time.
VW will definitely be back. Give it 6 months for some more dust to settle, then invest.
Student loan bubble is for real, although IDK what that pop is gonna look like and how significant any reprocussions are gonna be.
Next president is gonna have a significant impact on what happens next with USA economy. More so than in the past.
OH WOW WHAT IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
Are you still trapped in 2005, OP? You're not predicting anything, you're just explaining the present (especially the Blockbuster example -- they've been out of business for years).
i'm curious as to what malls will be turned into. i can see a lot of use for the mall buildings
e-commerce needs a physical location to test out products and stuff for customers (like when people buy phones), and I predict that will happen soon
What the fuck?
I did 10 million dollars in e-commerace last year, had to buy a 2 million $ warehouse, pay $500,000+ in salary expenses.
There is no such thing as no rent, no employees, and automated.
I meant for startups idiot
And for retail, the shop space rent is gone. So if you want a franchise, you just need one good website as your storefront.
Of course if youre doing large scale shipments and store, you will require a warehouse and people to package and ship
Probably internet shopping has harkened a bit. Theres also the shitty space rental sizes and costs not to say people have gone lazier over the years. In the end amazon and Netflix will become a monopoly, but not like orwellesque something more liberal than that.
Malls are dying because parents drop teens off to socialize and wander around. Malls are more entertainment venues than shopping experiences. Anyone remember Bombay stores? Malled to death.
>le VR meme
>no means-ends analysis
>no productivity analysis
you only want it to work to fit your aesthetic, but most people would see it as picril.
also VR doesn't provide any practical usefulness save for scooby porn
Ok, my predictions:
>Wars will get more numerous, and drones will get smaller. Weapons will continue to become open-source despite attempts to prevent it.
>Corporations will continue to become more powerful, Governments will continue to take the blame for trends they can't control
>This time, the limiting factor for social order will be Panem, not Circenses (that is to say, we'll run out of bread before we run out of circuses). Agriculture will continue to be a great hedge, but only if someone intelligent is running the farm.
>Climate change deniers will continue to convert to anthropogenic climate change deniers. Scientists will continue to wring their hands and write reports nobody reads.
>Ideology, particularly religious or quasi-religious, will continue to rise in importance as state and employer affiliations continue to decline in importance. If you're charismatic, it's a good year to start a cult.
Nah. Clearly he's a lover, not a fighter
In all seriousness though, I think the trick would be to find an unexploited niche. I'm considering marketing mine towards 'bugs' (mentally ill prisoners).
Now if only I were charismatic...
where i live they turned one of the malls into a mega church. so strange seeing a massive building with crosses all over it connected to a Burlington Coat Factory (that store is still active)