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  • What new enterprises will dominate the next decade?

    20 years ago, the internet was non-existent, now it is necessity. Since it first started, many new business opportunities opened up. Independently run websites made millionaires out of people.

    Video games, another example. Though it looked like things were going downhill for the whole industry once Atari reached it's low point, Nintendo came around and reinvented the whole industry.
    Arcades were popular for such a long time, as they offered the latest, most advanced games to be played.
    Now the gaming market has advanced past what they generally have to offer, and as such, the Arcade market has gone downhill.

    However, what new things will we see as thriving within the next 10 years?
    I'm not going to be so bold as to pick what I think will become the next household must. But here are some of my ideas:

    With the newer gaming systems available, which allow for independent game developers to have their work showcased for download. I feel there will be a greater growth in independent game developers for a while, which will eventually lead to new gaming companies (Kind of like Sato and Yamazaki's dream in Welcome to the NHK.)

    As technology progresses, the possibility for independent animators to flourish is also becoming more likely. Something like flash animation is often done with with cardboard like characters and repeating motion tweens. However, seeing shows such as Superjail! I've realized that profoundly well animated shows are capable of being made with this, and similar mediums.

    With digital cable, many now have nearly 900+ channels. I wonder how long it will take before independently run channels will become possible. Youtube bridges such a gap now, with the vast availability that the rapid increase in technology, much is and will soon become available.

    With High-Definition becoming the new standard for quality. I'm sure it won't be long before the general cable connections most of us have will dwindle out similar to that of Dial-Up, while the newly introduced faster connections will become mandatory.
    The fact that gaming systems can now accesses the internet, it wouldn't surprise me if the separation between gaming systems, the internet, TV and computers merge more so than they already have.

    I feel many long standing channels are at risk for being one-upped by a new network.
    For instance, Nickelodeon. At one point, they took chances, even though they were a kids network, shows like Ren & Stimpy were played, and many of the kids shows they featured, adults could still enjoy. (Compare the first few seasons of Rugrats, to what they eventually became and you'll see a good example.)
    If another network becomes available enough, this giant could easily have a run for it's money and need to result in some drastic measures.
    The same goes for any other stagnating network.

    With the US slowly sinking as a world superpower, things will no doubt become harder and harder for those of us State Side. Many major corporations have already gone under, things are uncertain, therefore better understanding such trends could help many of us in ways aside from just the Stock-Market.

    Taking into account the economic crisis at hand, a contradiction to all that I've written is that the entertainment business will face some challenges, as the desire for more frugal spending could cause an increase in things that are practical, as opposed to that which could be viewed as frivolous.

    What are some of your ideas?
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    Electronic distribution and/or streaming content.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Denamic View Post
      Electronic distribution and/or streaming content.
      Same. It could be a great oportunity for smaller companies as well. I agree with michael. Making games and programs takes time, money and good hardware.
      But they are still much more easier to manufacture than say a car.

      Games can be made on house as well.
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      • #4
        I was also thinking streaming. But, I was thinking along the lines of streaming games. Our internet connections will be fast enough to buy/play games directly from the company servers. We wont be able to pirate anymore, we'd need an internet connection to play even single player games. It will def. happen some day, I hope its not soon.

        @Lord Zero: Yea but making a car takes like 2 hours with the assembly line and machines. Making a good game takes years.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Soultaker2023 View Post
          I was also thinking streaming. But, I was thinking along the lines of streaming games. Our internet connections will be fast enough to buy/play games directly from the company servers. We wont be able to pirate anymore, we'd need an internet connection to play even single player games. It will def. happen some day, I hope its not soon.

          @Lord Zero: Yea but making a car takes like 2 hours with the assembly line and machines. Making a good game takes years.
          Yeah but while i could make a program with my home pc...
          i could never own a factory, nor pay for the required materials, workers...
          you should know how it goes.

          So ur comment is pointless and well, not related at all to
          my statement.
          With a infinite number of universes, your life is interesting on one of them.

          We`ve got to part now, you and I, but dont be sad America. The Enclave is working tirelessly, to rebuild this great nation, so you dont have to. Until we meet again, this is President Zero, signing off.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Soultaker2023 View Post
            I was also thinking streaming. But, I was thinking along the lines of streaming games. Our internet connections will be fast enough to buy/play games directly from the company servers. We wont be able to pirate anymore, we'd need an internet connection to play even single player games. It will def. happen some day, I hope its not soon.
            An interesting concept, I was trying to think of ways corporations could do away with piracy given the state of the economy.
            It would be somewhat harder with music though. Given the fact that, from what I understand, the sales of CD's are down, I'd imagine online downloads would soon be the way to replace CD's, as they'd be able to ask less money for the same product.
            Obviously with Mininova down, and other torrent sites getting pressure, it could be harder to pirate content. Still, there always seems to be a new loophole to exploit and a new means available. Therein lies one of the biggest problems for the corporate world of the music industry.
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            • #7
              Algae farms the way of the future
              Common Sense Absent

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ebattleon View Post
                Algae farms the way of the future
                My country sell truckloads of algae to the japs already.

                BTW i heard than snail slime is really popular as a cosmetic
                ingredient as well.
                With a infinite number of universes, your life is interesting on one of them.

                We`ve got to part now, you and I, but dont be sad America. The Enclave is working tirelessly, to rebuild this great nation, so you dont have to. Until we meet again, this is President Zero, signing off.

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                • #9
                  Google. It will definitely become more of a powerhouse in the years to come.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lord Zero View Post
                    My country sell truckloads of algae to the japs already.

                    BTW i heard than snail slime is really popular as a cosmetic
                    ingredient as well.
                    Actually i was quite serious, these singled celled plants can be used for animal feed, bio-fuel and are about 4 times as efficient as standard crops for sunlight use efficiency. They can be grown on marginal land that would not compete with traditional crops using water polluted by fertilizer runoff.
                    Common Sense Absent

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lord Zero View Post
                      Yeah but while i could make a program with my home pc...
                      i could never own a factory, nor pay for the required materials, workers...
                      you should know how it goes.

                      So ur comment is pointless and well, not related at all to
                      my statement.
                      Yea well, if you seek to design and create a decent video game, you'd need very expensive hardware/software/a team of artists/lots of time. I can also attach four wheels to a crate and call it a car, but if you actually want to make a good car, you'd need a shop (doesn't have to be a factory). Games can be made at home, but will anyone play them? Even those free games are designed by a team of artists.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Soultaker2023 View Post
                        Yea well, if you seek to design and create a decent video game, you'd need very expensive hardware/software/a team of artists/lots of time. I can also attach four wheels to a crate and call it a car, but if you actually want to make a good car, you'd need a shop (doesn't have to be a factory). Games can be made at home, but will anyone play them? Even those free games are designed by a team of artists.
                        Do you know anything?
                        Like, anything at all?
                        You should probably stop talking.

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                        • #13
                          I think Biotechnology will become quite important in the coming years.
                          With the advent of new technologies and the subsequent mapping of the human genome, Bio-engineering new agricultural and medical products will be more and more commonplace.

                          [Tangent]
                          Which brings up a legal trend that I think is rather disturbing.....Gene patents

                          A gene patent is a patent on a specific gene sequence, its usage, and often its chemical composition. Other gene patents claim processes. A single patent can contain both composition of matter claims and process claims. There is controversy over whether these patents advance technology by providing scientists, companies, and universities with an incentive to create or hinder research by creating legal uncertainty over who has proprietary rights to products and processes. Some critics also charge that the costs of licensing patents result in higher prices for genetic testing.

                          HISTORY
                          The United States has been patenting chemical compositions based upon human extractions for over 100 years. The first patent for such a chemical was granted in 1907 for adrenaline. Insulin followed adrenaline as the second patent in 1923. But prior to the 1970s it was almost unheard of to submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an organism. As a rule, raw natural material is generally rejected for patent approval by the USPTO.
                          It is only after a DNA product is isolated, purified, or modified that a patent is considered. Over three million gene related patents have been applied for in the United States alone. All pending applications are made public at 18 months after filing unless otherwise requested by the applicant.
                          The Supreme Court decision in Diamond v. Chakrabarty decided certain genetically engineered bacteria were patentable because they were not naturally occurring. Since this important decision, patents have been issued on genes whose function is known.

                          What do you think about granting pharmacutical companies the right to patent genes?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Soultaker2023 View Post
                            Yea well, if you seek to design and create a decent video game, you'd need very expensive hardware/software/a team of artists/lots of time. I can also attach four wheels to a crate and call it a car, but if you actually want to make a good car, you'd need a shop (doesn't have to be a factory). Games can be made at home, but will anyone play them? Even those free games are designed by a team of artists.
                            really. i can think of several games made
                            by just one or two persons

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Soultaker2023 View Post
                              Yea well, if you seek to design and create a decent video game, you'd need very expensive hardware/software/a team of artists/lots of time. I can also attach four wheels to a crate and call it a car, but if you actually want to make a good car, you'd need a shop (doesn't have to be a factory). Games can be made at home, but will anyone play them? Even those free games are designed by a team of artists.
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