When one pays attention to the following list of emerging technologies, it becomes apparent, that our industry is on the precipice of major disruption(s) similar in severity to that of the Newspaper, Telephones (pay phones, voice mail systems, Key Systems, Pots lines services), Video Rentals, Taxis, Brick and Mortar Box shops, and too many more to list:
- ESP8266 S.O.C.(system on chip) with WiFi and G.P.I.O.(General Purpose Inputs/Outputs) and it's successors (ESP32, ESP12 etc...) that all cost less then $10.
- Raspberry Pi's, variants and clones (Complete Computer boards that can run Linux, Windows10 and other OS's that cost less then $35 based off of CPU's similar and or identical to those used in smart phones).
- 3D Printing.
- Drones, Quad Copters etc.
- Crowd Funding.
- Advances in Battery Technology
I could probably go on listing trends to pay attention to that will dramatically impact our industry, but leave that up to fellow IPVM'ers?