"Did I really sign up for two movies with Terrence Malick?"
Well, the vindication keeps on pouring in. Today, it's Forbes' Eric Jackson writing that in four years, we'll have our Facebook killer.
Jackson's article isn't mind-blowingly controversial (and some of it's surely tongue-in-cheek), but it contains a few interesting nuggets of provocation. To summarize:
1. Facebook's killer will be a mobile-only platform. (That's right: no website. Just a mobile app for tablets and smartphones.)
2. Facebook's killer will begin life as purely an iOS app. (Take that Google, you AR glasses-wearing weirdos.)
3. Until Facebook bought it, Instagram was the likeliest candidate. (Really? The app that makes your pictures look like olde-timey photographs? I guess i don't really understand Instagram.)
4. It might also be Pinterest or OMGPOP. (Doubt it.)
I do like the idea of an all-mobile social hub (which I gather presupposes the death of non-mobile computing).
I'm definitely ready for a BYOD office -- where workstations are completely empty except for an iPad holster/power dock with some kind of holographic or edible keyboard.
Then again, if we're designing the perfect office -- maybe we should nix the social networking altogether...
But since I have your attention, I'm going to make my craziest prediction yet about the future of social:
Tomorrow's Facebook killer will be none other than... Uncle Sam. A social platform that's government-authorized -- tied to your social security number. Acting not only as a social hub, but as an official mailing address (No room for the USPS in this vision).
Defrauding the social platform will become a federal offense. Restrictions will be air-tight. And every now and then, Christian Bale will have to shoot a truckload of puppies at point blank range.
Wait, that's the movie Equillibrium...