CNN’s ‘Fortune’ blog is reporting about how Facebook is taking over our lives (found via @ozgurkocca). In the above graphic it shows the adoption rate of new technologies. Note that it took 84 years longer for telephone to get used by 150 million people than Facebook. I’ve heard futurist, biologist, immortality researcher and arguably transhumanist Aubrey De Grey say before that technology advances exponentially, which he used as an argument supporting his notion that current newborns could live up to 500 years.
What does this all mean for music distribution? Could we get to a point where there’s no longer such a thing as ‘distribution’ regarding digital content? It just ‘is’ and finds you when you need it, instead of you having to find it yourself… What do you think this exponentiality of technological advancement means for the future of music distribution? Can we phathom what the future holds in store for us even ten years from now?