Episode 164: How Tech Got Here Part 2
Carolyn and Seth wrap up the 2-part series on the changes in the technology industry by looking at the last 2 factors that shaped technology over the past 15 years. First, the evolution of the internet has driven digital strategy, and recent stumbles in the Web3 space raise questions about the exact use of digital ledger technology and the actual potential for decentralized networks. Beyond that, the concepts of Web 2.0, which were assumed to be relatively solid, are also being re-examined as companies struggle with ad-supported models and content moderation. The second major factor is perhaps the biggest question of all--what problems are left for technology to solve? Most of the low-hanging fruit has been claimed, and innovation will increasingly come from the intersections of technology and other fields, demanding multi-disciplinary expertise.