Category: Digital Trends
Happy New Year from all of us here at Enjoy Digital!
Our Managing Director, Jonathan, was recently approached by TheBusinessDesk.com to provide his thoughts on 2015 and his predictions for 2016 within the digital industry.
Here is a little insight into his views – you can read more on Jonathan’s interview and other business opinions from across Yorkshire in the article at The Business Desk.
We all know that Black Friday is a fairly new phenomenon in the UK, an import from our colonial cousins across the pond. But where does it come from?
Many will recount that the term ‘Black Friday’ links to retailers and how after an entire year of operating at a loss they finally turn a profit and go from being ‘in the red’ to being ‘in the black’.
Social media is filled today with celebration of ‘Back to the Future Day’, which for those of you who have been living under a rock, celebrates the fact that back in 1985 Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled through time to October 21st 2015.
We might not have flying cars or sound effect-programmable vests or self-tying shoe laces but the film didn’t get it all wrong. Some of the predictions are loosely related to their modern day amenities. For example, in the film we are seen to be paying for products using thumbprint recognition, which isn’t too dissimilar from the growing trend of using Apple Pay via your iPhone to purchase goods instore.
Equally, Marty gets fired by his boss on a ‘video call’ which looks very similar to today’s Facetime and Skype; and Doc’s visor with augmented reality isn’t too distant from Google Glass. 3D films are also alluded to with Jaws 19 showing at the local Holomax Theatre.
Therefore, we figured here at Enjoy that each of us could probably make a few of our own predictions for what we think will exist or where civilisation will be in the next 30 years. Some of them might seem strange or far-fetched but then again, we probably thought the same thing about ‘the internet’ back in 1985. So sit down and strap yourself in, our speedometer is set to 88mph, let’s see what 2045 has to offer…