Do you want to ride six mega-trends to the moon?
So, let’s zero in on mega-trends, which are driving forces that we can see playing out today that are likely to have an even bigger impact on the way people work, play, and interact in the future. Mega trends are the parents of macro trends. Put simply mega-trends have an effect on a global scale and for early-bird investors, with a medium long-term timeframe, mega-trends can provide alpha returns.
Think of online giant Amazon, which was launched in 1994 and viewed as an exotic company “a bit different with a weird name”. Legendary investor Warren Buffett rejects an early investment in Amazon believing that it would fizzle out, after all, who wants to buy books online.
“online giant Amazon, was launched in 1994 and viewed as an exotic company, a bit different with a weird name”
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Amazon’s huge success in part was due to the company riding a mega-trend Web 2.0 the commercialization of the internet and, the boom in e-commerce.
Translated in investment terms a 1,000 USD investment in Amazon in its initial public offering of 18 USD per share in 1997 would be worth 1.2 million USD in May 2020 representing a 120,000 % growth on your investment.
The mindset of a mega-trend maker and investor could be a cocktail of progressive thinking, a mind without walls, a willingness to venture outside one’s comfort zone which challenges one’s own beliefs, and a twist of rebellion to make a change
Six mega-trends were put forward by the World Economic Forum back in September 2015
People and the internet. “Wearable and implantable technologies will enhance people’s “digital presence”, allowing them to interact with objects and one another in new ways” wrote WEF six years ago. Computing, communications, and storage everywhere was another one of the mega-trends cited.
“Wearable and implantable technologies will enhance people’s “digital presence”, allowing them to interact with objects and one another in new ways”
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
“Connectivity technologies are driving exponential growth in the potential to access and leverage the internet. This will lead to ubiquitous computing power being available, where everyone has access to a supercomputer in their pocket” wrote the report. The internet of things where everything is connected to the network from smart TVs to smart autonomous vehicles was also cited as a mega-trend.
“AI could spearhead the renaissance of super reasoning unravel the mysteries and puzzles of the great unknown, thereby propelling science, engineering, and governance to a fourth dimension” – Wealth Training Company
Artificial intelligence AI and big data, another one of the mega-trends identified could potentially launch humanity into another dimension
AI could spearhead the renaissance of super reasoning unravel the mysteries and puzzles of the great unknown, thereby propelling science, engineering, and governance to a fourth dimension. But would we be idealistic in thinking that benevolence, goodness sits in the AI cockpit?
The Sharing economy, distribution of the trust, where the blockchain and emerging technologies replace the need for third parties for financial, contract activities (DEFI) were the other mega-trends identified. With the digitalization of matter, 3D printing was also cited as one of the mega-trends.
Let’s take the six-mega trends identified in the WEF report full circle
These mega-trends define the fourth industrial revolution where the rail piles are not laid on the ground like the railway tracks of the previous revolution.
So, the digital rail piles of the fourth revolution which facilitate these mega-trends is the Ethereum secure blockchain network. Moreover, these digital rail piles are constantly evolving and improving.
Four years from now, in 2025 10% of global gross domestic product stored on blockchain technology. In short, we believe investing in the blockchain network, which is in the early stage of its development could be the play of the decade.