So what is the “next big thing” after Snapchat that is probably many apps behind except I am too out of the loop to know?
No, really. I love Tech. I love keeping up with it, though not necessarily using it (ipod anyone) and I’m more on the side of keeping up with the big movements in Tech (see physics and some kind of material and how they have intercourse and someone figures it out.) Nevertheless I feel a dearth. Sure, we have the Apple watch now but that’s just a rehash of something, making it smaller. Like turning your Rubik’s cube another direction.
I’m talking about real Tech or at least a new software program (probably developed by laughing, geeking college students somewhere about to be rich out of their minds.) I mean Hawking now harps on how basically we’re all going to die. Elon Musk is busy in space, or um cars, or um subway hyperloops… I dunno something from that brilliant, well-funded mind of his.
There are some celebrities that are usually up on Tech but I’ve heard nothing lately. Kutcher is busy being a papa. Leto has Vyrt and a million other personal techno things but don’t know which of his interests if any are coming to big-time fruition (interest in others million-dollar ideas that are feasible, desired, and funded= big time fruition).
I could get into someone finally bringing interactive holograms to iphones or somesuch. Personally, I’d rather be moving things in the air than squishing my finger to on a touchscreen. More like conducting an orchestra of media in front of your face with your arms and hands. Fun. I mean it looks so easy in the movies. News stations have funny looking makeshift hologram thingamabobs that sometimes seem to work. I mean we do need something that is at least a little paradigm shifting don’t we? (Really, aren’t tablets going to be the Eight Track Players of the decade?) Come on. Admit it.
Don’t know what an 8 Track was? Sigh. Just think of what Facebook is to you now.
But me, I’m simply looking for the next thing that suddenly I learn I didn’t know about. First it was Vines, then Snapchat, and now what? What happened? Teens are busy on Tumbler and whatever came after that, which I wouldn’t know. But Vines and Snapchat seem old even to me. And that is a problem. Is there a lull in the frenetic social media connectivity brain trust? Which University has some hidden cache of the next generation secretly playing with the new media darling? WHERE IS IT?