A thought that’s been on my mind lately is, “What’s next in the world of mainstream media and entertainment?”
In 2016, we have Spotify, Apple, Pandora, Amazon, Netflix, Tidal, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Everyone has at least used one of these platforms once, whether it was to purchase, subscribe, sign up or to use with a trial. All of these have been great!
But slowly but surely, all of these Apps begin to morph together and become too similar, such as Instagram’s introduction of stories, and more recently, live videos. Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon music, and Tidal music all mostly contain the same songs, but for different prices. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon (again) are also becoming more similar by being more original, creating their own shows and content rather than just mediocre movies.
It was only then that I noticed a trend: Amazon is on the rise. Well, not on the rise, a it’s been at the top for a while, I’m just now realizing how forward they are with what they produce. Honestly, I’m waiting for Amazon to release some type of social media app within the next few years. Trust me, they even made their own grocery sore.
Is this the next big thing? Moving one’s digital realty into physical reality? Will other companies try to create physical stores for their products? Granted, you could call physical social media apps, real life, but if possible, would stores or clubs form where you can just hangout with your online friends in real life?
What else does the future of technology hold for us? What’s going to be the next big app that millions will want to download and share? Guess we will all have to wait and see.