The Internet as a Tree
Thought that title might get some attention.
An idea I've been exploring for a while but wanted to put to the seemingly more educated folks on this forum is the Internet (and the increased use of the cell phone) as one area of growth all but guaranteed to continue in, at least, the coming decade.
To be more specific, while cell phone use is growing, especially in developing nations, the among and size of files are growing as well – basically more and bigger cars are using the highways. In the superyachting world this is already presenting sometimes major problems, resulting either in bandwidth allocation or in much more expensive technology.
In the bigger picture this points to a world increasingly connected as intelligence is transferred. That births the question: If we can be reasonably certain the Internet will continue to grow, what will increase in value with this growth? Personally I've been looking at Energy, Materials and anything else related to infrastructure (AT&T) that might be nourishing and supporting this tree.
My perspective remains very limited and there's a mountain of information to sift through and digest. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this proposal, includes if the concept is truly sound enough to aim one's compass for.
“In the bigger picture this points to a world increasingly connected as intelligence is transferred. That births the question: If we can be reasonably certain the Internet will continue to grow, what will increase in value with this growth?” – When you consider just how young the internet and cell phone technology platforms are, have you ever paused to think that so far the only growth area they have managed to generate are themselves, porn and a fear fuelled recession!
Once the developing countries have caught up, the developed world are going to see unemployment on levels surpassing the Great Depression. Stock market investing itself is going to be put on hold for a considerable length of time!
You would be better off developing some kind of credit card bartering system technology or manufactoring farming equipment for house hold farmers! – Good luck.