Four trends affecting tech today

While it doesn’t offer many new insights, Co.Design’s interview with Jan Chipchase, professional trendspotter does reiterate some things those of us who work in and with technology should be thinking about. Heck, even those of us who don’t work in tech should still consider the social implications of these four trends. The trends? The rate of rollout; the cost of network access and the implications; who can afford to switch off; and the line between creepy and socially acceptable.

Probably the best part of the whole interview is when Chipchase said:

“Do you remember Gmail contextual ads? The first time they came out? How long did that furor last for? Five days?”

Raise your hand if you forgot that was a big deal.

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