What will be big in 10 years?

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When it comes to marketing or domaining, if you can foresee trends you can make money.

For example, early buyers of domain names in the 90s made alot of money. They could buy great names for cheap prices which they later sold for tens of thousands or even millions of dollars. But they had to be able to foresee that domain names would be valuable, and then they had to be willing to take the risk to invest in them and hold them until they were worth alot.

Similarly, early internet marketers made alot of money. The more crowded the market gets, the harder it becomes (not impossible).

So what future trends do you think we can jump on board with now? In 2025, what will people be saying "If only I got in on this in 2013... I'd be rich today!"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ximer
    No one knows what will be big years down the road, they can only use educated guesses and pray they're right. My grandfather was told about Walmart when they were starting up and invested early with them and same with BRK.A (Buffet's Stock) he made a LOT of money in the stock market, but took great risks as he didn't have much money back then.

    You need to talk to those who know their shit, you need to learn it too, so then through experience, skill, and educated guessing you have a much higher chance as knowing what will be big and what won't be big, but there will always be a risk.

    Possibly people will be saying "If only I got into it 10 years ago" in a decade, but we won't know till it happens, so get involved now and put effort into it and you'll hopefully be doing well in ten years while those you know say "If only I did that when you did"
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  • Profile picture of the author Donowhy
    Neuroprosthetics.
    Biologic Computing.
    Artificial Intelligence.
    Nanotechnology.
    Genetic Engineering.

    If you can figure out a way to integrate these with marketing, you will be a millionaire.
    Maybe buy out some domains you think will be in high demand, then auction them off.
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    • Profile picture of the author acesites
      Originally Posted by Donowhy View Post

      Neuroprosthetics.
      Biologic Computing.
      Artificial Intelligence.
      Nanotechnology.
      Genetic Engineering.
      These are some interesting ideas.

      I also think 3d "virtual reality" games, like the oculus rift might end up being something.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJMontoya
    3D Scanning and Printing is going to be a huge industry within the next 10 years. Once the prices on the machines come down to an affordable level for the general public, an Amazon site promoting those products will be a huge hit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Hebdon
      I have to agree, huge future implications with 3d printing. Need a car part, no problem, just print it!

      Only drawback I see is government interference/regulation which is necessary somewhat due to potential abuse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    I have already started my book titled "How to Jailbreak your implant chip"

    It's gonna be huge!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Donowhy
      Originally Posted by Social App Zone View Post

      I have already started my book titled "How to Jailbreak your implant chip"

      It's gonna be huge!!
      Neural-optimized websites
      lol'd
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Social App Zone View Post

      I have already started my book titled "How to Jailbreak your implant chip"

      It's gonna be huge!!
      put me on pre-order. Im likely to go down town get drunk, and wake up with a few of these. LOL. I will need this book.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Looks like we are at the peak of trends, nothing new again only changes and updates to existing or falling trends..

    Sorry am one pessimist .
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Looks like we are at the peak of trends, nothing new again only changes and updates to existing or falling trends..

      Sorry am one pessimist .
      I find your pessimistic prediction to be entertaining, false and damaging. But here's are some examples of people you would find yourself in good company with:

      "Everything that can be invented has been invented."

      - Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.
      "Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."

      - Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University, 1929.
      "If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women."

      -David Riesman, conservative American social scientist, 1967.
      "It will be gone by June."

      - Variety, passing judgement on rock 'n roll in 1955.
      "Democracy will be dead by 1950."

      - John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of The Future, 1936.
      "In all likelihood world inflation is over."

      - International Monetary Fund Ceo, 1959.
      "Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop - because women like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise, like to be able to change their minds."

      - TIME, 1966, in one sentence writing off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it.
      "I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped."

      - Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1901.
      "The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn't mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing."

      - Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, 1942.
      "With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself."

      - Business Week, August 2, 1968.
      "... good enough for our transatlantic friends ... but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men."

      - British Parliamentary Committee, referring to Edison's light bulb, 1878.
      "Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure."

      - Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison's light bulb, 1880.
      "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad."

      - The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer not toinvest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.
      "Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical (sic) and insignificant, if not utterly impossible."

      - Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kittyhawk 18 months later. Newcomb was not impressed.
      "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."

      - Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1904.
      "There will never be a bigger plane built."

      - A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people.
      "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

      - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.
      "But what... is it good for?"

      - IBM executive Robert Lloyd, speaking in 1968 about the microprocessor, the heart of today's computers.
      "Radio has no future."

      - Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, former president of the RoyalSociety, 1897.
      There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States."

      - T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, in 1961 (the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965).
      "Space travel is utter bilge."

      -Richard Van Der Riet Woolley, upon assuming the post of Astronomer Royal in 1956.
      "Space travel is bunk."

      -Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957 (two weeks later Sputnik orbited the Earth).
      "A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere."

      - New York Times, 1936.
      "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"

      - H. M. Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, 1927.
      "The cinema is little more than a fad. It's canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage."

      – Charlie Chaplin, actor, producer, director, and studio founder, 1916.
      "Television won't last. It's a flash in the pan."

      - Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948.
      "Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box
      every night."

      - Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946.
      "Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia."

      - Dr Dionysys Larder (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London.
      "The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most."

      - IBM, to the eventual founders of Xerox, saying the photocopier had no market large enough to justify production, 1959.
      "X-rays will prove to be a hoax."

      - Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883.
      And on and on and on. But it's only been less than 50 to 100 years.

      Probably nothing else of merit will happen again. Just saying.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Hebdon
    Oh and nano-tech

    That I see as being huge. Maybe throw biological computers in as well
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    Who knows... I prefer to focus on the present. There are several profitable things to do online nowadays and I prefer to take advantage of them rather than think about future methods. When the future comes we will see.
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  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    Dating will be huge. Design the perfect girl, check out via PayPal (Yes paypal will still be annoying the crap out of us in 2025) download the pattern and print her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
    There will be no banks ONLY Paypal ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Idahogirl
    Great ideas. I'm just trying to figure out the present!
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    What will be popular? One word: ALIENS
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    I'll be doing what I've been doing since I started in 2007. Selling some sort of offer. And advertising it in front of the right people.

    I'm not one to jump on trends, I like proven and reliable and something that will be around forever.

    1. have something to sell ( EX: burgers)
    2. advertise it in front of the best crowd (EX: Hungry people)
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    • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      I'll be doing what I've been doing since I started in 2007. Selling some sort of offer. And advertising it in front of the right people.

      I'm not one to jump on trends, I like proven and reliable and something that will be around forever.

      1. have something to sell ( EX: burgers)
      2. advertise it in front of the best crowd (EX: Hungry people)
      You heard it here first folks, 2025 there will be Nicholasb Burger joints in every Megaplex.
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    • Profile picture of the author RestlessBlaze
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      I'll be doing what I've been doing since I started in 2007. Selling some sort of offer. And advertising it in front of the right people.

      I'm not one to jump on trends, I like proven and reliable and something that will be around forever.

      1. have something to sell ( EX: burgers)
      2. advertise it in front of the best crowd (EX: Hungry people)
      I think this sums it up. You should care about future only if you are scientist or angel investor.
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    IT security & Privacy
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by acesites View Post

    What will be big in 10 years?
    The waist measurement of today's average 40-year-old in Western countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
    Originally Posted by acesites View Post

    So what future trends do you think we can jump on board with now? In 2025, what will people be saying "If only I got in on this in 2013... I'd be rich today!"?
    Living on Mars?
    How to control ghosts?
    Lose weight in space?
    Oxygen machines?
    Make your own cloud?
    How to wear clothes?
    Dodge the bullet?

    I don't know... These types of things coming in my mind right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikebev
    Online store will be more widely in the future.
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    Figuring out what to do with all the empty storefront real estate, as nobody buys from stores anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    What is big today will be big 10 years from now: flabby thighs, dating/marriage issues, bad breath, and thinning hair. Chasing after tomorrow's big hit, most likely will distract you from the perennial big hits.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Robotics
    virtual reality
    nanotechnology
    all sorts of human - computer interaction
    new health solutions
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    • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
      Originally Posted by joaquin112 View Post

      Robotics
      virtual reality
      nanotechnology
      all sorts of human - computer interaction
      new health solutions

      Robotics > Virtual intimacy > New age, disease free Love > Less human interaction...????

      Beware of ...The Attack of The Sex Robots!
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  • Profile picture of the author Russell Mark
    Look up something called BuyReply.

    It's a service that allows people to 'buy instantly' from real life advertising. Billboards, magazines, TV, the cinema, restaurants, rock concerts and so on.

    This is going to be a big part of eCommerce in the future. I help run an eCommerce store and I'm building an eCommerce mobile app for my company which will launch to a list of 140,000+ people but what we should be doing is moving towards a BuyReply way of business.

    Think about it, you're at a football game and Ferez scores, within 30 seconds the big screen flashes "Text ferez to 55673 for Ferez's Shirt! Only £35.60! You have 3 minutes!" In 3 minutes 4376 cards have been charged, shirt sizes picked and a list of invoices sent to the Chinese manufacture, who will print the customized shirts within 24 hours, overnight airfreight will get your shirt ordered on Saturday turning up to your desk first thing Monday morning.

    Perhaps it's a bad hangover for some, but you can't help but admire how brilliant it all is. Oh man I love making systems.

    BuyReply is just one startup, there are several in hot competition to get ahead of each other. Worth looking into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    What will Internet entrepreneurship be like in 10 years? That is an incredibly hard question to answer. Imagine trying to answer that in 2003. How correct do you think you would be? It is a hard question.
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    • Profile picture of the author China Newz
      China. China will eventually take over the United States as the superpower of the world. Knowing Mandarin or Chinese culture will definitely help you professionally and give you opportunities for international advancement within corporations.
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      • Profile picture of the author scrofford
        Originally Posted by China Newz View Post

        China. China will eventually take over the United States as the superpower of the world. Knowing Mandarin or Chinese culture will definitely help you professionally and give you opportunities for international advancement within corporations.
        China ALREADY HAS taken over the U.S. as a superpower. They have surpassed us economically and just about in the technology arena also. Not to mention they virtually own the U.S. now. Scary.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alex Awes
          Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

          China ALREADY HAS taken over the U.S. as a superpower. They have surpassed us economically and just about in the technology arena also. Scary.
          Also they have a larger work force that are educated and prepared to work conditions US workers won't.

          China is 'on the up'
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    I can see nano tech being bigger than what it is now. The government will finally get that chip in our necks like that want so they can watch us.....lol
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Bing will be big and the big G will have become the lower case g.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Bing will be big and the big G will have become the lower case g.
      Do you really believe this? If so, why?

      I don't see it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Anton543
    Online shopping/spending is going to get bigger and bigger until it becomes the norm by then. So will the opportunities for people to make money only online through products, content, etc. but will become more compeititve. We definately still haven't seen the full shift from offline to online in most industries yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      new health solutions
      This is true. That's almost guaranteed, over the next decade. For a start there'll be more gene therapy available, and there'll also be far more genetically-based diagnostic and prognostic investigations, too (many are coming in over the next 1-3 years).

      And from our perspective, permission-based email marketing will be huge, compared with now, I think. But with concerns over increasing privacy and security, I won't be astonished if there's a lot less "social media marketing".
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton543
    Not quite. Even the GDP in PPP China still trails the US marginally but should overtake in 2015, perhaps even next year. But in 2025 it will be very significantly bigger. And I imagine the US will fall further behind as it will not be able to brain drain emerging nations like China, India to the extent they do currently. Why go to the US when the opportunities at home are just as good?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I have some ideas on what MIGHT be big in ten years, but honestly, I don't spend much time thinking about it. There will definitely another social media website that will be as big, if not bigger, than Twitter, that's almost a certainty.

    I think looking at trends would give us some clues on what might be big. Faithpopcorn's website has a link called "Trendbank" that's pretty insightful.

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    • Profile picture of the author AJMontoya
      Anything that lets people live longer will be huge.
      Ways to regenerate body parts/organs.
      Watch the movie "The Island"
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I expect that an advance in hologram technology will make html, wordpress, email and the internet obsolete.
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    • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
      Originally Posted by Lloyd Buchinski View Post

      I expect that an advance in hologram technology will make html, wordpress, email and the internet obsolete.
      Yay! We've all got ten years to figure out how to power the planet by converting billions of Warrior Forum 'I Quit!' threads into fuel. The future has never looked sunnier
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        early buyers of domain names in the 90s made alot of money
        People quote that statistic a lot - but so many newer marketers miss a big part of the story.

        In the early years the cost to register a domain was $70-100. The pioneers online (John Reese was one as I recall) who registered various domains on the CHANCE they would grow in value - risked a lot of money to do that.

        The perception of many is it was "easier" than it is now and I think that's hogwash. There were no big lists of affiliate programs - the general public did not trust making payments online - there was no Paypal until the late 90s.

        We don't know what will be top of the heap in ten years - and chances are it's something we've not thought of. There will be risk takers and forward thinkers who profit from future trends - and most of us will take a "wait and see" instead.

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  • Profile picture of the author maark
    Half Life 3 will be big!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefeldman66
    Wearable computing.
    Very advanced versions of Google Glass (from g and others)
    Terminator type abilities (zoom with your eyes, look up info, etc)
    Renewable energy and renewable batteries (lifetime batteries for cars, watches, and anything else)
    Smart everything taken to the extreme (smart homes, smart cars, smart streets, etc)
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    Hopefully a cure for many life-threatening diseases like cancer
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    • Profile picture of the author VicG
      My concern is the independence of the Internet 10 years from now. We are all enjoying now, to a matter of degree, what the U.S. Experienced in the 19th century which was a free market system. The closest thing the world had ever experienced as a laissez-faire capitalist system.

      The powers to be will not allow this for very much longer. The Internet is still the wild west, with all the snake oil salesmen, scammers and the like but it should not be the function of any government to curtail these activities. Caveat Emptor.

      My concern is government regulations can eventually kill Internet marketing and probably will.
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    • Profile picture of the author RitaWrites
      I'm all for the 3D printing - I have written many articles about this and am very curious about it. As soon as the prices go down, etc. it will be very big.
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    • Profile picture of the author jsla
      I think longevity will be much bigger ten years down the road. With nanotechnology and genetic engineering, we will all be getting a lot more health support (and I'll be needing it!).
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie123
      Smart cars, privacy technology rendering people virtually invisible, energy technology, and hopefully, classic rock returns.
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    Healthcare in China. Mother Earth will exact revenge for all the pollution I saw when I lived there.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    10 Years?

    My guess would be Healthcare (we're all getting older) and Oil & Gas (we still haven't found the energy silver bullet)

    And Finance will find it's feet again.
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  • Profile picture of the author awesummer
    Originally Posted by acesites View Post

    So what future trends do you think we can jump on board with now? In 2025, what will people be saying "If only I got in on this in 2013... I'd be rich today!"?
    Well I've read from this interesting article of trends for the future of work that outsourcing of high level knowledge worker jobs are going to increase. So, I guess I suggest for us to spend time and invest on studying something (like IT Jobs) that's going to get you somewhere in the future. Make sure that it is something that you think wouldn't be automated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      What will be big in 10 years?
      Hopefully my bank account.
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  • Profile picture of the author knighttrader
    I've got a feeling that digital printing will be big in the future, renewable energies will also surge as crude depletes, fracking is also becoming popular.

    You're right about trends, if you can identify them you can make a killing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
    The funeral home business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by serprider View Post

      What was big 10 years ago? Porn.
      Originally Posted by Fantastic View Post

      The funeral home business.
      I would follow the above advice.

      Don't worry about what will be big in 10 years from now, but look for current evergreen niches that exist now. Those niches will still be big in 10 years from now, and some of them may re-invent themselves somewhat - but will still be in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I don't see how one can even forsee that far in the future. For one with every technological advance in technology we advance that much farther that much more quickly.
    I do not even see computers in 10 years nor what we consider the internet.

    I see table tops, walls, refrigerators even with holograms of our desktop. I see maybe your brain working the computer by thought processes instead of using a keyboard but the very least it will all be voice by then for sure with programs that actually work to convert voice to text.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Originally Posted by acesites View Post

    So what future trends do you think we can jump on board with now? In 2025, what will people be saying "If only I got in on this in 2013... I'd be rich today!"?
    No body Know that
    and those who know they won't share it coz they will be keeping ideas to them to make moeny, not to share it on forum
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    the Chinese market will grow and IM will focus there
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    • Profile picture of the author scorzaze
      I have invested a ton of money I had laying around on some wearable tech domains. I started reading about wearable technology a couple of months ago and just went for it. It's a gamble buying domains but I think I have a couple of nuggets that will be hot over the next ten years...
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Apart from my three your old daughter, it's hard to judge really
    because there are so many things that didn't exist 10 years
    ago and nobody imagined that we would even need them,
    like smart phones. There was a TED talk that I listened some
    time ago on this same question. Have to go look it up
    again.

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  • Whatever you're selling in 10 years, or should I say "wherever".....

    One thing's for sure, Paypal will be there!

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  • Profile picture of the author deebee23
    What's going to be big in the next ten years? My website. Not trying to be the next Facebook or Twitter but I want to be something special with my NFL related website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Anderson
    Really surprised at the amount of warriors saying - Just worry about the present. Ten years may be a little far, but any serious business person should be looking toward the future.

    IM is not going to look the same at all in 10 years. In the past few years, some marketers' businesses have been decimated by Google updates and more recently by the changes in Gmail. It is impossible for a technology based business to remain stagnant. You are either moving forward or falling behind.

    Y-Combinator, arguable the most elite start-up accelerator in the world, is specifically looking for people that are seeking the next big thing in marketing. That should tell you something. There is a huge opportunity for people that that can develop better ways to market products and services. Any rational marketer/entrepreneur will always be looking toward the future.
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    • Originally Posted by Mr Anderson View Post

      Really surprised at the amount of warriors saying - Just worry about the present. Ten years may be a little far, but any serious business person should be looking toward the future.
      I dont agree.

      The internet is such an absurdly dynamic environment that it's impossible for small business (us) to foresee or plan 10 years ahead. Hell, I doubt Apple knows what product they'll launch in 10 years from now.

      In my opinion, small-business Internet Marketing is an ecosystem with a short-term horizon (say 1 or 2 year or so). Whatever happens beyond is anyone's guess. I, personally, never plan beyond the following 12 months.
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    I think blogging and Internet marketing will be so big that we will finally teach them in University. It will be a new training program and field
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    • Profile picture of the author pvijeh
      Originally Posted by commerce cat View Post

      I don't know about 10 years, but in 5 years, 3D printing will be the new wood work.
      wood work? so in other words it already out of date by about 100 years?
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    Very hard to know sire.
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  • Profile picture of the author ironman2000
    In ten year's I hope to be on my new yacht drinking a cocktail in full retirement and away from the world of online/offline marketing
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    I wish if Google were answering this question!
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    Porn will still be big.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Plank
    What will be big 10 years from now: people posting on forums asking what will be big in 10 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewPower
    10 years? I'd settle for knowing what's going to be big next year.

    As some have mentioned above, following trends, China is certainly the mover and shaker economically however some Europeans have suggested they lack the innovation. Perhaps there is something in that to consider...
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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Augmented reality is going to be huge. Tried to grab that domain as soon as i heard about Google Glass but someone got there first.
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    3D printing. 'nuff said.
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    sex robots. definitely sex robots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Happy Steve
    easily 3d printing. And the difference between the 3d printers we have ow and the 3d printers in 10 years time will be the same as the difference between nintendo NES and xbox360
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    Healthcare, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction.
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  • I'm holding out for the flying cars we've been promised since the 50's
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSquire
    there are so many emerging technologies just take your pick any of them well do.
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  • Profile picture of the author executed
    Internet marketing is not executed merely with regular devices like desktop computer pcs.
    The mobile market is taking a new leap and many individuals view a common internet websites along with work lookups using their tablets or smartphones. When you are able to manage, your marketing initiatives you will get know the new world associated with Internet Marketing.
    The expansion of social media marketing and the outset of new products used as means for interaction, advertising would be challenging using old ways to market product or services online.
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  • Profile picture of the author o3man
    Fuel will be a lot more expensive. Perhaps learn scooter repair. Also, grow food in your back yard because that will be big in nine years. Expect a lot of jobs will be out sourced in our new era. They cannot out source jobs like um AC repair. Think about global warming. Like that will be one HOT job in coming years.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Investing in micro-gravity manufacturing companies. The field of material science is exploding with new startup companies resulting from experiments done over the past quarter of a century in low earth orbit. This will revolutionize industry far greater than the first Industrial Revolution. For example, tests performed on several shuttle missions have proven that in low gravity conditions, uniquely strong exotic metal alloys and other materials can be formed. Similar results have been found in semiconductor research that chips could be produced with speeds thousands of times faster than anything now available. And pharmaceutical manufacturing in LEO will result in new medicines and antibiotics with greater purity than anything produced on Earth. The cost of space entry is dropping rapidly, and in recent years, discussion of potentially large-scale commercial facilities in LEO has grown considerably.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkgorilla
    It's impossible to predict with trends changing so rapidly all the time. I like to try and read up on new technology all the time to see if the "next big thing" is round the corner and so I can get in on it early. Perhaps it will be some sort of augmented reality home gaming console?
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    --Things affecting the Baby Boomers - health, retirement, downsizing, etc
    --Small, mobile gadgets and information that can be viewed/used on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author pvijeh
    Originally Posted by acesites View Post

    When it comes to marketing or domaining, if you can foresee trends you can make money.

    For example, early buyers of domain names in the 90s made alot of money. They could buy great names for cheap prices which they later sold for tens of thousands or even millions of dollars. But they had to be able to foresee that domain names would be valuable, and then they had to be willing to take the risk to invest in them and hold them until they were worth alot.

    Similarly, early internet marketers made alot of money. The more crowded the market gets, the harder it becomes (not impossible).

    So what future trends do you think we can jump on board with now? In 2025, what will people be saying "If only I got in on this in 2013... I'd be rich today!"?
    moon condos
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    I think if Football carries on to die it may start to make Football blogs fail because apparently FA have said there are only around about 2 million footballers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    I think renewable energy most likely.
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    • Profile picture of the author tks
      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      I think renewable energy most likely.
      very true!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lurk
      All these quotes are good!

      Originally Posted by Donowhy View Post

      Neuroprosthetics.
      Biologic Computing.
      Artificial Intelligence.
      Nanotechnology.
      Genetic Engineering.

      If you can figure out a way to integrate these with marketing, you will be a millionaire.
      Maybe buy out some domains you think will be in high demand, then auction them off.
      or do this \/
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      I'll be doing what I've been doing since I started in 2007. Selling some sort of offer. And advertising it in front of the right people.

      will be around forever.

      1. have something to sell ( EX: burgers)
      2. advertise it in front of the best crowd (EX: Hungry people)
      ^ really it is going to come down to finding an offer that meets the needs of consumers/clients. Could be an affiliate offer or service or product. Everything else is just stuff to sell really.

      Originally Posted by xismfofx22 View Post

      3D Scanning and Printing is going to be a huge industry within the next 10 years. Once the prices on the machines come down to an affordable level for the general public, an Amazon site promoting those products will be a huge hit.

      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      IT security & Privacy
      Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

      Living on Mars?
      Originally Posted by joaquin112 View Post

      Robotics
      virtual reality
      all sorts of human - computer interaction
      new health solutions
      Originally Posted by Russell Mark View Post

      Look up something called BuyReply.

      It's a service that allows people to 'buy instantly' from real life advertising. Billboards, magazines, TV, the cinema, restaurants, rock concerts and so on.

      This is going to be a big part of eCommerce in the future. I help run an eCommerce store and I'm building an eCommerce mobile app for my company which will launch to a list of 140,000+ people but what we should be doing is moving towards a BuyReply way of business.

      Think about it, you're at a football game and Ferez scores, within 30 seconds the big screen flashes "Text ferez to 55673 for Ferez's Shirt! Only £35.60! You have 3 minutes!" In 3 minutes 4376 cards have been charged, shirt sizes picked and a list of invoices sent to the Chinese manufacture, who will print the customized shirts within 24 hours, overnight airfreight will get your shirt ordered on Saturday turning up to your desk first thing Monday morning.

      Perhaps it's a bad hangover for some, but you can't help but admire how brilliant it all is. Oh man I love making systems.

      BuyReply is just one startup, there are several in hot competition to get ahead of each other. Worth looking into.
      This sounds really fascinating. ^

      Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

      Hopefully my bank account.


      Originally Posted by paulie123 View Post

      Smart cars, privacy technology rendering people virtually invisible, energy technology, and hopefully, classic rock returns.
      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      I think renewable energy most likely.
      I'd add space mining, and, space foods made with nitrogen liquid in the mix.

      Anyway, my dream ambitions is to be a major player in some of these markets that some have mentioned. No offense but I dont want to be d***ing around with IM 10 years from now. We'll see, to each his/her own.

      Whatever, drives you do it!

      Anyways, NicholasB i think hit the nail in the head if you looking to make money in any market online.
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    I see lot of scammers and hackers ruining IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
    People getting busier than ever! I think anything "one stop push button" will be huge. Push button hair implants, push button hair removal, push button heart implant, blood-free surgery.

    REAL Push button software that will make you millionaire overnight )
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    I think virtual currencies are here to stay and hit big for the next 10 years and beyond.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevMason
    I have often wondered this question and feel that though a few Fads will survive many will not have a place in the Market, so below I will have a few Fundamental areas that will still thrive in a decade.

    #1 Energy- With the shortage of Oil and Gas it is important for all countries to find a number of energy sources that would allow their own economy to move forward (this could be from wind, water, natural veg/seed oil, solar etc)

    #2 Big Data- In about 30-40 years it is claimed their will be around 9Billion people on the Planet. So better ways to get agriculture pushed forward and production done will be needed, using analytics and data to get things done faster, cheaper and while getting maximum resources. (But the Big data principle is not limited to agriculture, just this area is soooo huge)

    #3 Information- With more people going to access the Internet over the coming years, they will need to find areas and places to learn and be entertained. So getting authority sites, apps, videos, products in place is going to be the big I feel.

    #4 Security - As we all know traditional banking is dead. So with the influx of people coming online, in a more mobile way we need to find simple and safe ways for them to do transactions, so looking into data/mobile/computer protection is always good news for entrepreneurs.

    There's my 2 cents lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      Originally Posted by tyronne78 View Post

      Amazon
      Google
      Bitcoin
      China
      At last... someone mentions Bitcoin!

      In general "Cryptocurrencies" of which Bitcoin is one will be big and be used for a large chunk of online transactions.

      I have seen a lot of threads on WF with negative reaction to Bitcoin, saying it is not trusted, not needed, or we don't need to worry about it. I predict in 1-2 years time there will be WSOs on the Bitcoin topic and in 2-3 years it will be a common payment method, with JVZoo and similar services accepting bitcoin for most of their money. The tipping point is when Paypal allows you to have a Bitcoin balance - and I think that is inevitable.

      The other side of the 'coin' is they won't replace the currencies of countries that we are all used to (called 'fiat money') for maybe 50-100 years ... or never. Not because of tech reasons but more cultural.

      We like our central banks, interest rates and currency that is stable in price but slowly loses value so that our house prices go up :-). Governments will have a hard time letting go of the control they have over the money supply.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Video marketing will be huge! The people who are big on YouTube right now will be very rich in 10 years
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    Clean drinking water.

    Will cost more then oil, trust me.

    Don't know if 10 years are too short but it's proven that drinking water will be sparse over time.

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  • Profile picture of the author spope91
    Apart from the obvious things, like my bank account and my property portfolio

    What about Bitcoin? Haven't seen it mentioned yet. There's a few other web-based currencies too, what's everyone's opinion on this kinda thing?

    Edit: Just see the above post. Completely agree. Although, there's no example in history of a Fiat Currency not resorting back to a value of 0. So there's room for growth in Gold, Silver and Bitcoin in that respect. Hard to be certain on time frames however..
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    • Profile picture of the author TatiW3B
      Mobile marketing, SMS and Text message marketing. Mobile gaming.

      Those are bound to continue to see improvements and popularity over the next 5-10 years.

      Likely until the next platform comes along.

      Augmented reality is still in it's infancy, but it's likely to see improvements over the course of the next 10 years as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author revrange
        Bitcoin

        I was surprised to not see this marvelous thing mentioned until now. The more I study bitcoin the more convinced I am of its importance in the (not-too-distant) future. An old friend told me about it when it was around the $3 mark less than 18mths ago,, its now at $850. I have an opportunity/strategy that has the potential to make you a millionaire (heard this before?!?!?!) by accumulating bitcoin.
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    Nursing, robotics, nanotechnologies..
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    More people will migrate to Mars and use Paypal as a gateway of sending money from Mars to Earth..

    Of course, they will be using Skype and Google Hangout to communicate
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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    Some of the better colleges realizing their course model is outdated and begin to offer Internet Entrepreneurship due to the fact that a growing number of people are tired of repeating High School the first year of college, taking a maze of related and unrelated mandated courses in order to be able to take their precious degree to corporate America and having them offer you sh*t, only to be buried in debt for the opportunity to do so.
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