“I agree that demographics is a really important issue to consider. Much has been said about how emerging markets have changed models of innovation, shifting the geographical focus where innovations start and spread (trickle up innovation). If innovation is about satisfying unmet needs it is clear why innovation has shifted from developed to developing countries, where more unmet needs await to be satisfied. However, there has been little analysis as to how the age composition of the population around the world will shift and transform models of innovation.
I wonder if innovation in the coming years will be centered around health or other issues directly affecting an aging population.”
“Building on some previous comments, I believe regulation (or deregulation) of the cyberspace will certainly be one of the major challenges in the upcoming years and will have a major impact on points 4 and 6. As this blog points out, ubiquity of wireless and Web technologies has allowed more bottom-up co-creation and active citizenship. But as more of our everyday transactions (economic and social) are being held on a public space controlled by a limited number of private providers, questions of privacy, security and ultimately freedom arise. Economic interests also shape much of the discussion around Internet regulation, with much of the Internet infrastructure held in America and with the US being the country that profits the most out of the online industry. No wonder why an article in Vanity Fair last year named the war for the control of the Internet: World War 3.0”