Black Mirror is happening now

In the restaurants there are no menus, there are no waiters, there is no cash here, there is only WeeChat…
…they know

  • what you talk about
  • who you talk to
  • what you read
  • where you go
  • why you’re going there
  • who’s there
  • how you spend your money online
  • how you spend your money offline

How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times

Is this our very near and foreseeable future?

I can share with you my experience from India. When we (me and my wife) were in India for the first time, it was five years ago. There was just very limited internet access and a very limited set of services. In two years, when we visited India for the second time, everything has changed. It took only two years and India shifted to digital age. Of course, you can still order TukTuk, but why, if everywhere is OLA – the Indian version of Uber? Its cheap, its working well and the application is great.

Is it a night and you are hungry? No problem, you can use dozens of food delivery applications like Swiggy, Zomato Order, Uber Eats, Foodpanda, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, JustEat, Faaso’s, TastyKhana, FoodMingo … etc.
But, the important thing is, that the „super applications“ are also already here.  You can use Grab or Go-Jek and I believe, that in the very near future, there will be other big players from China.

„Super Application“ means, that these applications aggregate all functionalities that users need. In one application is concentrated all your online and even offline life. I mean, all the functionalities, which support your online and offline being. In Asia, the computers are already dead, the web pages designed for computers are dead, the amount of newly installed mobile applications is zero. Everything you need is already in your „super applications“ on your mobile phones.

How is that possible, that the situation in Europe is still different? Is it just a matter of time or European people are thinking differently?
We will see. It will unveil very soon.

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1 komentář

  1. Ahoj Karle,

    the future scares me, not for myself but for my children. They will be digitally trapped in a cast system like brave new world.

    The IT giants control much more then we realize and what was interesting in your article is „Super Applications“ which fits the development where people like the convenience and do not think about the consequence.

    The digital evolution is upon us, changing us and we are here to be swept up for the ride.


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