As a veteran of Silicon Valley for more than two decades, I like to believe that I have developed a sense of when “the next big thing” is about to hit.
All throughout 2013 and 2014 I felt something was imminent. Yet when I looked around, there were only hints and suggestions of what was to come.
In the news, of course, were stories about the next iPhone (duh), virtual reality headsets, cloud computing, big data, and more. Some in the industry said any one of these technologies would usher in the next wave of computing—be it the third, fourth, or fifth wave, depending on how you were counting.
When I looked at the market, however, I didn’t see anything as revolutionary on the near horizon as an iPhone, ...