Can You Predict the Next Big Thing?

Last Updated Mar 5, 2010 9:55 AM EST

Gen Y has grown up with the internet, blogging and social media, so for the younger members of the generation it can be hard to remember how recently and how rapidly these innovations became mainstream. It can also be hard to fathom that anyone out there might not know what Twitter and blogging are.

Trendwatching.com punctures the bubble surrounding the tech-savvy in this entertaining, short video. In just four minutes, it manages to remind us how fast the future comes at us, how hard it is to predict what it will look like, and how many people remain outside the feedback loop of the plugged-in â€"- and therefore how valuable the insights of Gen Y technophiles really are. Can you predict the next big thing? (Hat tip to the excellent FT Management blog for the pointer.)

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