The mobile revolution is only beginning
Joshua Davidson wrote this article
Somebody recently made the comment to me when talking about Chop Dawg that all of the great ideas for a mobile app have already been taken, have already been created, and are already saturated.
As I am sure you could easily imagine, I responded with an outstanding, “Huh?”.
Let’s be clear about one thing here.
The mobile revolution, the new digital economy that we are now living in, has only just begun.
We’ve only just begun scratching the surface of how much disruption, change, and innovation we will see over the next 50-100 years.
First, let’s understand this important note.
Never in human history has it ever been easier to not only be an entrepreneur and build a product that thousands, if not millions of people can use instantly.
Think about that.
The odds are in our favor for the first time in history for both the business world and the global economy perspective.
That’s crazy, in a good way.
Second, do you think people said the same thing after the light bulb was created, the steam engine, the internet, hell, in any given advancement in human history?
This is called being lazy.
Don’t worry, it’s a natural trait of being human.
Third, and most important, though, mobile isn’t just “mobile” only as perhaps the first 1-2 years of the mobile app world seemed to have thought.
We live in the era of IOT, aka, internet of things.
We can build mobile apps to interact with real, tangible products in our environment.
You can have the largest transportation company and lodging companies built (Uber and Airbnb), without ever owning a single car or hotel. We have self-driving cars, smart thermostats, an unlimited amount of songs and books available in the palm of our hands.
Are you telling me we have done it all?
How many of those ideas only have become mainstream in the last 10 years?
How many products do you use today that even just a year ago, you weren’t using?
The mobile revolution has only just begun.
We’re in the modern day industrial revolution and similar to then, it isn’t just a time period of a few years.
This is an entire generation time period we are now going to be living through.
Great ideas exist all around us. As Sir Richard Branson once famously stated, “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming”.
Look at the problems that you face today, and begin asking yourself, could a mobile app solve this better than anything that currently exists?
Could even just software make this a better experience?
Opportunity is all around us. You need to just choose to see it.
You need to change your perspective and begin looking, not at the bright-side, but the realistic side.
We live in a glorious time full of opportunity and the cards are stacked for us. Don’t look back 20, 30, 50 years from now, and begin asking what if.