The World Economic Forum in Davos was a nice opportunity for the major IT league players have an unofficial sweet talk about our brave new digital world. That is how, we had a chance to see the smiley faces of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Vodaphone distinguished representatives. What happened?
We are literally a couple of breaths away from the fabulous moment when will be able to consume the Internet in an unprecedented and unparalleled way. It will become an absolute and an invisible necessity just like earth and water. Do you feel like and privileged like never before?
The catch is that the Internet and all technologies associated directly with it will be deeply integrated into everything we see and touch. The new system of our promising future is supposed to run smoothly and discreetly without making us aware of what is going on, in the first place. Groovy?
There is a reasonable fear, though, that these cyber wizards are after some additional precious things besides earth and water, just like in the memorable movie 300. What is going to happen with our minds and souls? It seems that there is nothing left for us to be said, then: This is Sparta!
When you have the major IT league players in one room, then something huge is about to happen. It is not a secret that Mark Zuckerberg has one of its Facebook eyes on the so-called Chinese Apple aka Xiaomi. This Chinese company was hungry for new investments, and Mark was eager to spread its empire.
So, what happened eventually? Nothing. Mark was willing to generously invest some of his billions of dollars, he always has at his disposal. Yet, Xiaomi had some second thoughts. We even dare to say that Xiaomi was a little bit scared. Really? Who can scare the Chinese giant? There is always a bigger shark in the ocean.
One serious rumor has it that Xiaomi was dead worried what its partner Google would have to say about this financial affair. Xiaomi is an Android oriented system. On the other hand, Google is definitely not Facebook oriented. And, we are where we are now. Xiaomi avoided danger or missed an opportunity?
Well, it is hard to say. Maybe, Xiaomi did not want to get caught in the crossfire between two IT titans. One thing is more than certain, though. Xiaomi wants out of China, while Facebook wants in. This common goal will bring together Xiaomi and Facebook in a same room more than just once, that is for sure.
The Virtual Reality race is on. The presence of so many major IT league players is an obvious sign that the VR field is to be a golden goose in terms of the future profit. How to achieve a success with your own VR concept? Well, you have to choose your specific field of application and do your very best.
This is how Sony has decided to specialize in the gaming VR concept with its Project Morpheus. On the other hand, we have Facebook, which has made the first step with the remarkable takeover of the Oculus Rift, one of the very first VR pioneers. Finally, Samsung has decided to participate, as well.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung Gear, which requires the Galaxy Note 4 to work in the VR environment, has teamed up with the Skybound Entertainment. Why is this so important? Well, for what is worth, this production team has given us the Walking Dead. Now, imagine what they could do next. Together.
You do not have to be a rocket scientist or a business guru to give some accurate predictions about the lucrative VR future. All what you have to do is follow the tracks of the big guns brought together in this field. Yes, it comes without saying, it is going to be a huge profit fight for the hearts and minds of users.