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The Next Big Thing

  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    From what I posted elsewhere… “I remember the online day trading bonanza days. I remember the online poker playing bonanza days. I remember the online writing bonanza days. I was in on all three. But on all three I was not one of the first ones to the party. Just once I'd like to discover the next big thing early and get in on the major score before the inevitable decline that follows.”

    I mean seriously. Whatever the next big thing is, the clues and outright signposts are already out there. We just have to recognize them.

    Any ideas, thoughts, observations, whatever? Let us make a concerted effort to find the next big thing. It is already there with great, big dollar signs. Just gotta see it.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      90
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Send a tip my way if you figure it out. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        The search continues...

        condam. sunlight. screwdriver. ladder. poke.

    2. Jason Marovich profile image89
      Jason Marovichposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      At some point some enterprising people are going to realize that the dumbing-down of American society needs to be reversed.  Can kids do math by hand anymore?  Are they writing and reading or playing Farmville?  Something's gonna give.  What's the product to get people from staring at tiny little screens all day?  It's there, just gotta find it and make it universal.

    3. jackclee lm profile image78
      jackclee lmposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Currently, there are  four big things - drones, 3D printing and self driving cars and AI robots. I think all of them will fail to achieve their hype. You can always try bitcoin...

    4. jacharless profile image81
      jacharlessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      how about a decentralized music stock market... oh wait, I did that. Hmm. Back to the drawing board.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Google/youtube has that clobbered.

        1. jacharless profile image81
          jacharlessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          nah. Alphabet (formerly Google) and its YouTube sector are falling fast to the likes of Snapchat, Tinder and Twitter's recent acquisition of Periscope. Oddly, all three of the later technologies are being hammered with porn -amateur and professional.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Too bad about the porn, but your info does signify hope!

    5. Shadrack2 profile image66
      Shadrack2posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      the next big thing has to do with artificial intelligence. If you've watched ExMachina you know what I mean.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I have no access.

  2. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 9 months ago

    Haha gonna keep an eye on this thread

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Come on. Give me one random idea. From such any ripple on the pond can result.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    maps. commerce. daylight. dark. money. trade. esoteric. inoteric.

    Throw everything against the wall. No clue to what sticks, but have to try.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    multiple. singular. trash. quality. trend. fact. speculation.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    in the sky? at the grocery store? in the home? somewhere.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    In case one hasn't already figured it out, free association is encouraged here.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    mountains. highway. tangential. dirt, fields, rocks.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1075531/000107553115000023/nasdaqa01.jpg

  9. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/tollbridge/SFOBB/jpgs/SFOBBnight.jpg

  10. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    I will find it. Will keep ferreting and will find it.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    car. driveway. oil stains. cracked pavement. black pavement. black. gray. brown. rainbow. prism. glass. pretty. triangle.

    Something. Give me some ideas.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    cone. spike. dawn. sky (again). free. chess (want to do it, but non productive).

  13. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Went back to opening post and bolded relevant part.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    websites. what. tingularity.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    concept. working. pretty green flashing, scrolling. not. level II is a scam.

  16. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 9 months ago

    time yikes

  17. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 9 months ago

    It definitely has to be something to do with time

  18. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Please explain.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Meanwhile...

    warmth. crackers. mixed. doves. cats. birds. death and violence. saw it. well, the aftermath.

  20. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    bright red at first. on rail. then turned dark next day.

  21. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    The search continues...

    roof. cups. green. bushes. explain. not. black heat. blue rocks. open door.

  22. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Truly no ideas, thoughts, or random anyone?

    1. Kylyssa profile image93
      Kylyssaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      It's 3-D printing, baby. I think I've figured out where my talents fit into it, but it's still not too clear.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Specifics? The breadcrumb is more than sufficient, just asking if you would like to offer more.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Screaming +1. Looking in to it.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Grammar issue. Deliberate "in to" as opposed to "into". Am I correct or not?

  23. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    I miss the yesteryears.

    I will find it.

  24. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    concad, comcad. delnot. recwok.

  25. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    trildot. exdat.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Going to find it I am.

  27. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    lazy days. sun streams. contaminated window.

    1. kmackey32 profile image83
      kmackey32posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      That's it lazy days because people wont have to do anything. robots will do everything for us. ( have an iRobot sweeper and vacuum) they need made better.

  28. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago

    The next big thing is...

    Penguin pornography. You heard it here first.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Actually, according to literature, there are people who keep female penguins for just that purpose.  And more. I don't know if the niche is large enough for HP to be interested.

  29. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Meanwhile... Penguins is a start, give me more.

  30. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    outside. bicycle. done. repeat. drag. perk.

  31. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    scrabble

  32. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    I have no knowledge of such. Would you like to play?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Random, but serious.

  33. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Q and 7 and xyz.

  34. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    4 and 7, what we were.

  35. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    And...

    closed

  36. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    back.

  37. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    curious.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image84
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      no. niche try.

  38. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    check

  39. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago

    The OP's question: What's the next big thing? is a valid one but PLEASE paradigmsearch, will you refrain from writing so many posts with random words or we will be so put off, we won't come here to respond. Actually, I must thank you. Your droll-like behavior proves my next point:

    What people need
    People don't want to read much anymore; especially when they get nothing out of it. People prefer to quickly learn and be entertained simultaneously. That way the pleasant experience and information is gladly remembered and shared.

    Edutainment answers that growing need.. For example, Googling: "What are the health aspect of tattooing" leads to this brilliant video.
    TATTOOING Close Up (in Slow Motion), 37 million views in 1 year, by Destin Sandlin  from Smarter Every Day. This video is so informative and entertaining that I watched another video on the same channel: The Backwards Brain Cycle, 12 million views in 10 months, equally informative and entertaining. Well worth watching - suitable for any age group or education level.

    Long articles, on  however worthy niche sites, will, in the long term, lose out against videos and games. Today's kids are tomorrow's adults.

    Edutainment formula:

       speed
    + good info
    + high quality
    + tasteful
    + fun
    ___________
    viral exposure

    Edutainment is the way to go!

    1. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      1++++

    2. Kylyssa profile image93
      Kylyssaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Good call. I'm a huge consumer of edutainment and so is my partner. I watch science videos of things I know already for the entertainment value. I put them on the television while I'm cleaning or watch them on my tablet in bed when I'm having a bad lupus day. My partner always has some science videos bookmarked to keep him busy if he has to wait for any amount of time.

      Neil deGrasse Tyson is an edutainment superstar I admit watching mainly because he's adorable, has a wonderful voice, and he's kind of taken up the passionate pop-science torch from Carl Sagan. The material he covers is so elementary, but he could read the damned phone book and I'd listen to it.

      I also read loads of pop-science books and articles for entertainment. They convey the excitement and joy of discovery in a way the straight material doesn't. I consume both but my positive emotions are stimulated by the edutainment variety.

      As to short videos, OMG, Ze Frank. If I'm in pain and need distraction from it, a few Ze Frank True Facts About videos will do the trick unless I hurt myself laughing. There is a tiny bit of science in there along with the milk-snorting hilarity.

    3. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Brilliant!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Agreed. But as stands, not.

  40. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 9 months ago

    Asteroid mining.

  41. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 months ago
  42. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 months ago

    I reckon forum AI that chats with users when no other humans happen along could do well.

    So I would say, a  forum hosted by a Cortana/Siri that is happy to  engage in repartee, be pestered, teased, and moaned at would be good. An innuendo feature would probably seal it.

  43. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago

    So how could the formula for Edutainment help us improve Hubpages to go with what's the next best thing on the Internet?

       speed
    + good info
    + high quality
    + tasteful
    + fun
    _____________
    viral exposure

    1. Shorten the word count?
    Make text to media ratio 1 para text to 1 video/media?
    * "media" to include, tables, maps, polls, quizzes, & any other interactive/engagement feature.

    2.  Introduce carousels / slideshows?

    3. Restrict number of still photographs and increase number of original videos?

    4. Diminish number of ads?
    The next best thing on the internet is recognising that people are sick of adverts. Most informed internet users today have an advert blocker in place, so they never see the ads. There are other ways than selling ad space to make money to maintain a site. Some sell Ebooks, Cd's, Apps, merchandise, all related to the subject matter viewed.

    5. Give members of HP a shop option?
    FaceBook did it. This idea would perhaps attract small businesses rather than reminiscing retirees.

    What do you think? We've gotta go with the flow...

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      shop option! why not!

      These are superb ideas, Sue!

      1. Sue Adams profile image92
        Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        At last! Someone normal responding. Thank you Kathryn,

  44. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Some worthwhile posts showed up here, though bitcoin mining on the nearest flyby asteroid is a long shot. big_smile

    Seriously, some good posts were made. I think we are closer, but I think we are still thinking inside the box.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image84
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      You speak of the wild west ways of a young internet...I for one think the things you speak of are pretty much dead. But I could be wrong. I have been. Many times.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Actually, you may terrifyingly be right. Sure were the good old days.

  45. Austinstar profile image76
    Austinstarposted 9 months ago

    Seriously? Solar power, wind power, water power - the end to fossil fuels! That is the next big thing. Invest in Tesla!

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image84
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Think the post was originally about next big thing as far the internet.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Ya know... I think the scammers, spammers, thieves, and such are the answer as to clues; leading edge and all that. Just got to extrapolate to something ethical.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image84
          Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Exactly

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Products. Services. Hopes. Answers. Predictions.

      2. Austinstar profile image76
        Austinstarposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I know. I'm just pitching energy.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Energy. Good. More.

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Or, better yet, in fusion - the power of the sun brought to earth instead of batteries.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Do better. (?)

      2. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        This is going to be a failed venture unless you want funds from the government to conduct research.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Agreed. And how would we profit from it? This is about us.

  46. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Millennials... Thoughts?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Worth it?

  47. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Baby Boomers? Worth it?

  48. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Extemporaneous. Intemporaneous. It works. Just got to try.

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image84
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Taking something external and trusted..and applying it to the internet in a new and interesting way.

  49. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Am winding down on this thread, probably my last post. It has not been useless.

    1. Sue Adams profile image92
      Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Good idea! Can others talk now?

      What can we do to bring HubPages up to date with current and near future trends?

      The US population pyramid is at its fattest between the ages of 24 to 54
      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12878597.gif
      Or, more narrowed down, between 35 and 40. Many of those are young families with children. 5 to  10 year olds are not far behind. If we see what attracts the kids' attention today, we get a signal for near future trends.

      That is why I was hammering on about
      Edutainment.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Yes you can.

        But this is beyond/next/other HubPages.

        Good chart.

      2. jacharless profile image81
        jacharlessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        This. Is. Awesome.
        The population and timing are definitely in place for such an idea. Combining summarized, factual, yet entertaining information, delivered in real-time is brilliant (and so needed). In less than 5 years most major primary, secondary -and even collegiate institutions- will be fully digital anyway -else 50% hybrid digital:brick-mortar.

        Already the K-12 concept has reached 10-50 million households successfully.
        I can definitely get behind and build software for this kind of idea. Let's talk tech!

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          You're a software developer? What platforms do you work on

          1. jacharless profile image81
            jacharlessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Yes, am a hack, among other things...lol. My preference is hand-coding; mostly PHP for web and cloud based environments, and can work my way around iOS with little difficulty. Recently began dabbling in Fabric. Looks fun.

            1. lobobrandon profile image81
              lobobrandonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              That's cool smile

  50. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 9 months ago

    Is this thread about  the next best thing online - on the Internet, or about stuff like the sun getting sucked up its own black hole?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      "edac" was good, but years old.

 
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