The last few years I couldn’t help but think that all the real exciting things — when it comes to connected devices — have already happened. The first iPhone and Android phones were really exciting. All next versions were small improvements. I thought tablets were pretty exciting as well, but fewer people agreed with me. And I find all the other stuff that’s been released recently — glasses, watches — to be minor improvements; at most.
The same goes for software. All items on a 1981 desktop have been replaced by software. And software enabled us to create a few brilliant new things that we couldn’t even imagine back then. The fact that we couldn’t imagine things back then could mean that we will have exciting new things in the future that we can’t imagine right now. But I can’t help but think that we’re about done. That this is it. That the stuff we have right now, that the state of the hard- and software, will not change dramatically anymore.
We will only know if this is true in a few years, or even a few decades. But I think that Maciej Cegłowski might convince you in this transcript of a, once again, brilliant presentation. If you create digital stuff you should really read it.