This is part of a bigger discussion but you are forgetting that the entire reason people post on those apps is to project a life better than the one they actually have. FOMA and the likes, people will still make it look like they have gone camping with the cool gear, the enamel coffee mug by a roaring fire etc. People still want those products if all they are doing is taking a selfie of themselves to post on "the grams". For all the viewer knows the post is staged and come Monday morning all that gear is being returned....it still needs designing in the first place.iab wrote:I would agree that physical objects will have a lesser importance as time goes on. It is really a just an algorithm. How much time one has in a day and how they choose to use that time. If a greater percent of time (and there is no denying it is) is being devoted to InstaSnapYouFaceChatBookGramGoogling, less time can be used camping, fishing, sports, hobbies of yesteryear, cars, motorcycles, etc.
Less time devoted to physical objects will lower demand.
Toy companies are getting smart to this. One good example is "LEGO dimensions". Essentially it is a video game that you have a pad with a sensor on. Your kids LEGO Batman has a chip on his foot that when placed on the pad allows you to play that character in the game. The kid still plays with the LEGO without the console but can then jump in front of the screen to become a square eyed zombie.AVClub wrote:I will be interested to see if there will be any disruptions though with children (and anyone in general I guess) who are becoming addicted to tech. I am starting to see tech addiction and "disconnecting" a huge theme more and more.
It's all about marrying things together, nothing exists without the other even if not directly related.