An astonishing and insightful set of data on where technology and digitalisation and the internet are going.
Mary Meeker has been analysing this for years - decades now - and its always worth reading. This is her 2019 set.
Full set of slides needs an hour to read to least, although you can flick through quicker. (Links below)
A must to have a sense of where the world is going and what has already happened.
The above slides shows how video and audio are rapidly rising.
Especially short form video.
There are two mega-trends. The global digital trend but also the local / niche trend. Above shows how the local trend is going.
Shows the power of image communication.
Gaming is a new type of social. It’s small group. It’s about friendship and teaming.
Data is enabling businesses to make better customer service and better business products and decisions.
Institutions, public, politicians - everyone is behind the curve. There are few people who put these trends together. And it’s not reaching wider audiences. This (my view) is true for science and climate as well which are intersectional trends / challenges.
Every tool can be good/bad. Like a hammer. Can be used to build or to smash.
There are some initial ideas about how this can be regulated.