Someone on Quora asks, “What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the next decade (2011-2020)?”
The always incisive Venkatesh Rao offered a long list. At least one of his predictions brings to mind the decision support industry’s many do-it-yourself tools.
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Deprofessionalization/democratization: if you thought blogging taking down professional writing, and amateur photography threatening professional photography were big, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Tons of problems that previously required professional expertise to solve can now be re-engineered so that amateurs can solve them. Movies and education are next.
Look around. If the tools don’t exist, but the high-margin professionals and eager amateurs do, try and invent them.