Following a two years tradition, Simone offers our readers his thinking on the annual Mary Meeker Internet Trends update.
This year’s update from the so-called “queen of the internet” is a 333 pages thick presentation deck, which is—surprisingly enough giving the size—not providing any really groundbreaking news. Despite the nature of this update was never that of providing shockingly new insights—but rather more important aggregated data on global trends as a ground for strategic choices—this year’s issue is, at least, smelling of peak Internet Trends, in Simone's humble opinion.
The Post in Brief
- The Internet is definitely out of its infancy: everything is getting online and on-demand at a faster speed;
- 5G and IoT promise to make the Internet an even more crucial place, and infrastructures will be ever increasingly exposed to cyber risk thus increasing the need for policing and controlling;
- The role of the Internet in modern society can be seen as representative of the role of technology and should make us think about how to see it integrated within our moral and epistemological frames to be used in the turbulence of current times.