Yes. This is what my friend Sam said to me when he came accross this article.
Sam works as a PC engineer and first line support technician at a major PC store. Reading about the self reparing chip makes his future unstable if he continues to do what he does and not prepare himself for the future.
Technology continues to either evovle or obselete many jobs accross several industries. Especially when it comes to internet/web technologies, it is having a great impact on our jobs. Jobs that are traditionally done by manual labour are now being done by computer chips for a fraction of cost and time. Whether you like it or not this will affect each and everyone of us.
What is to be done about it? Best thing to do is to embrace the change and prepare yourself for future jobs. Take advantage of the technology, be independent, be enterprenual, show your skiils to the best.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google do not talk about their plans. Coca-Cola would tweet its secret formula before any of them would even hint at what's next. "That is a part of the magic of Apple," says new CEO Tim Cook.
Data is like mother's milk for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Data not only fuels new and better advertising systems (which Google and Facebook depend on) but better insights into what you'd like to buy next (which Amazon and Apple want to know). Data also powers new inventions
Apple has integrated Twitter throughout iOS 5, letting you tweet from any app, a feature clearly aimed at dulling Facebook's mobile growth.
Android could command even 70% of the smartphone business without having a meaningful impact on Apple's finances
Apple makes a profit on iOS devices, while Google and many Android handset makers do not.
Larry Page. If a possibly unprofitable social network beefs up search revenue? That's just fine.
Google+ will be hard-pressed to ever match Facebook's global reach, but it will certainly keep Zuckerberg and his engineers on their toes. Indeed, it already has.
Over the next two years, Bezos, Page, and Zuckerberg will gingerly start to vie for Jobs's innovator-in-chief mantle
Facebook is reported to have made $1.6 billion during the first half of 2011 (about double what it made in the first half of 2010), but Apple makes that much in nine days.
Google in the global $24 billion online display-advertising business, an arena that Google believes will be a $200-billion-a-year market in the next few years.
From search to ads to phones to tablets to TV to games, Facebook aims to be in everything.
Telcos and cable companies are also gatekeepers to customers, and Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook would love to cut them out of the equation. In the long run, they actually stand a shot at doing so.
THE BEST TECH COMPANIES STAY AT THEIR PEAK FOR A DECADE AT MOST. AMAZON, APPLE, FACEBOOK, AND GOOGLE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE EXCEPTIONS.
Is search moving away from Google? Or is the way we search changing?
One can't argue that Google still remains dominant with SEARCH. It's search is becoming less reliant.
So where is search moving to? Well it's actually changing and in fact changed a lot in nature. It has become more social than anything. For e.g I would rather trust a search results tried, rated and reviewed by my friends, family, colleague etc on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ LinkedIn etc than someone willing to pay maximum CPC or knows the SEO tricks for organic ranking.
We can see a huge cloud of opportunity in terms of social commerce based around this SEARCH.