The Future of the Future

EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE TODAY, WHAT ARE WE PREPARING FOR?

Source: EC Tour

Source: EC Tour

All my life I heard the phrase “plan for the future, today”, but it was always said in corrective tones like I was doing something wrong living wild and free without a care in the world. All I wanted to do was live in the moment but other people thought it wrong, they said “what if you go bungee jumping and crack your neck in the process? Have you thought of getting health care and can you afford that kind of health care”? If you actually want to live wild and free and stay in the moment you also have to plan for the next moment otherwise you’ll be happy today and frustrated tomorrow.

With that being said, I think the whole world is going bungee jumping soon because everyone seems to be talking about the future, the future of work, the future of tech, the future of business, the future of music, the future of wine, the future of movies, the future of social network, the future of education, the future of weed, and so on, but today I’m talking about something special, The Future Of The Future. The last time I heard this much talk about the future I was just a boy and it was in the year 2000. For some reason, in Nigeria, we thought that year was going to be the end of the world and till this day, I don’t know why. When that didn’t happen a couple of people started to plan for the next 2000 years. Please don’t laugh, it wasn’t funny then but I think it is hilarious now.

What is the purpose of these conversations?

Well it is in no doubt that the world is in the age of disruption and everyone is thinking of future proofing their businesses and as a result, a couple of trends are emerging especially that of The Merger. Big and small organizations all over Africa are consolidating efforts for the sole purpose of ensuring sustainability.

Another trend which is equally important is Agility. This word has been thrown around throughout the year as businesses and brands are trying to position themselves in such a way that they are equipped to transform speedily when the need arises. Someone once told me and he said: “old men talk about the past, but young men talk about the future”. No one wants to be obsolete, they all want to be relevant so they invest in a nimble and forward-thinking team.

These two trends and more are the co-parents of the future. Everyone is coming together to share trends and information so that they can all ensure that no one is left behind in this race to the future. Like my favorite line from Vin Diesel in Riddick, “If you can’t keep up, don’t step up”.

What would these conversations produce?

As these conversations continue to flood the economic landscape I believe we are in for a mega shift in everything that we currently know and do. A few years ago, social networks didn’t exist but now those networks have created tons of global businesses around the world.

Soon we will birth innovations that’ll change the world – this is something Pinky and the Brain would have loved to do.

Impostor Filter

THE NEW SNAPCHAT FILTER IS STARTING A DISTURBING FRENZY

Since the inception of social media, a whole lot of innovation and revenue generating opportunities have sprung up, but right now I am concerned. Most of these social media brands like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on have achieved brand equity, however, one of them have turned to bolder strategies to win over new users.

Snapchat is grabbing the bull by the tail and I’m not sure if that’s a great move but I am certain it’s an outrageously bold one. They initially came with all the amazing filters that totally transforms you to the image you’d like or to something funny, then they introduced the voice changing filter – this rose an eyebrow. Now Snapchat has come with a new filter I call The Impostor Filter, it completely transforms a man to a lady and I am like what the ****.

Take a look at these videos and tell us what you TINK in the comment section below.

I’m shook.

Positive Vibes Only

AFRICA IS BEING FACED WITH CHALLENGING TIMES AND ELECTIONS IN MANY PARTS OF THE CONTINENT IS ONE OF THEM, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO BE OPTIMISTIC THAN NOW.

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This year 2019 is certainly a big year for all of in this rich African continent as we are faced with a very important obligation – elections. A host of African nations will be conducting elections; especially presidential. This great obligation charts the course for every nation across the globe and as such must be properly attended to.

Africa has been plagued with unpleasant situations over the years, such as, poverty, epidemics, food scarcity, recession, inflation, lowered literacy rate, population imbalance, corruption and so on. Even though the stories of corruption across Africa is no longer news as some others have seen the word as a synonym for the continent. Albeit, the time has come for each one of us to carry out our civil obligation and we must all come out in mass to cast our votes, not just for ourselves but for the future.

With all these happenings, there is no better time for optimism- positive vibes only.

Source: Ventures Africa

Source: Ventures Africa

List of African Countries Conduction Elections in 2019

• Nigerian general election, 2019 16 February 2019

• Senegalese presidential election, 2019 24 February 2019

• Guinea-Bissau general election, 2019 10 March 2019

• Malagasy general election, 2019 20 March 2019

• Algerian presidential election, 2019 April 2019

• Beninese parliamentary election, 2019 28 April 2019

• Malawian general election, 2019 21 May 2019

• Botswana general election, 2019 October 2019

• Mozambican general election, 2019 October 2019

• Tunisia:

o Tunisian parliamentary election, 2019 October 2019

o Tunisian presidential election, 2019 December 2019

• Namibian general election, 2019 November 2019

• Chadian parliamentary election, 2019

• Guinean legislative election, 2019

• Mauritanian presidential election, 2019

• Mauritian parliamentary election, 2019

• South African general election, 2019

Apparently, the future is now and it is totally your responsibility.

Remember Positive Vibes Only

Fun, Noise and Silence

THE NEW WAVE OF FUN BLOWING ACROSS THE ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE IS THE SILENT DISCO

If you are yet to go to a silent disco anywhere in the world, you are certainly missing out on a huge dose of fun. I went one a few nights ago and it was downright lit and then I paused to take a call because my phone was ringing in my pocket. For the first time in my life I could take a call in a club that’s supposedly noisy. When I looked up to see everyone else I started laughing pretty hard because everyone seemed to be misbehaving as they were lost in their own world doing their own thing.

Source: Pixabay

Source: Pixabay

With the use of these special headsets you can turn any place to a party and you won’t have the police knocking on your door for disturbing the neighborhood.

The silent disco trend is steadily growing across Africa as people love the idea of being in a noisy quiet place. Also, it is a glimpse of the future of marketing – every customer wants to feel like it’s only them in the world that the marketers care about. Streamlining products and services (tailor made) to fit the lifestyle of the target consumer is the new task upon the shoulders of every marketer right now.

Plus this is December –the end of the ear where there’s usually a ton of event to be at, give yourself a treat, go to a silent disco and scream.

Source: BellaNaija

Source: BellaNaija