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Debt and (not much) deleveraging – http://www.mckinsey.com//insights/economic_studies/debt_and_not_much_deleveraging
Global debt has grown by $57 trillion and no major economy has decreased its debt-to-GDP ratio since 2007. High government debt in advanced economies, mounting household debt, and the rapid rise of China’s debt are areas of potential concern.
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Jan 15 2015, the Swiss National Bank announced it would remove the cap it had in place to prevent the Swiss franc from rising too high against the Euro (1,20 EUR equals ±1 CHF).
Today Jan 18 2015, the exchange rate is 1,0074 EUR equals ± 1 CHF meaning that Swiss made products become 17% more expensive in a blink of an eye! Continue reading
My predictions for 2015:
- Smart home won’t rise as people are afraid as the majority of smart homes are vulnerable to hacking; From my point of view I don’t see the point to change a device that do the job without the ‘smart’ adjective
- 4K everything: exactly like the 3D, people won’t move to 4K as 99,99% of their TV channels won’t move to the 4K. I you worked for TV broadcasters you would have know that as they have just invested in the HD! Remember that only three full matches have been broadcasted in 4K during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™
- Wearables: Most Wearable Technology Has Been a Commercial Failure: Who would like a watch that isn’t working in the middle of the night ?!?
- Connected cars: Toyota sells 10 Mio cars a year, how many are connected? Who will pay extra fees to connect a car that is less smart than your smartphone, hard to perform a software-update and does not work without a Smartphone attached?
- Virtual reality gets real: 20 years ago I remember having read books and tested glasses. Where are we today? Nowhere!!! Who will buy VR glasses that make most of their users sick !!!
- 3D printers won’t reach the mass consumption even if they do great into fablabs, Coder Dojos, and researches centres; 3D printers are certainly the most important items to foster the creativity of the population and attract the kids to follow technical studies.
Let’s talk Jan 1, 2016 and see if we were close to the reality :-)
PS: the paragraphes’ titles have been taken from a Mashable article: 5 tech trends that will dominate CES 2015
Internet of Things is the new buzzword. Everyone talks about it but very few buy them and even more less people wear them 6 months after they bought them. Continue reading
Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads