First of all: happy new year!
Yep, yours truly is two weeks overdue since it took some time to get all the blood out of my alcohol system.
All jokes aside, I need to underline the importance of safe driving. After all, this blog uses a navigator as metaphor so please drive sober. Speaking of analogies, starting this year I’ll write about seemingly complex topics but then explained simpler using metaphors. For instance about all the buzz around cloud computing and specifically Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) compared to housing and hotels.
No New Year’s resolutions, just high-level goals and ideas for 2015
You see, I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because if you wanna stop bad habits or start good ones; just do it right away, regardless the time of year (lighting a ciggie as we speak). However, setting goals definitely helps to achieve plans. And boy oh boy do I have goals for the upcoming year(s). Here’s the shortlist for my blog’s plans:
- Publish a major article every last Sunday of the month, at least two reprinted in (online) magazines
- Listen even more carefully to provided feedback and actually act upon it, so please enlighten me
- Attract potential coworkers, clients, subcontractors and/or investors for innovative ideas (see below)
- Navigate new territory outside my current comfort zone, such as the venture capital-charity paradox
- Share much shorter posts instantly, based on notes from the field during my day-to-day job.
Big bold bets to accomplish in 40 months
Okay, some may sound like New Year’s resolutions after all, but I also like to think (or dream) big and set crazy high ambitions. Insane enough to inspire, realistic enough to accomplish before the big 4-0 bitch slaps me in slightly 40 months. So when reflecting on a great 2014 from a personal level, I’ve set these big goals for 2015 and beyond:
- Go to Africa for a wild-life photography course and/or charitable work
- Offer my SciFi trilogy for free, part I around Christmas though unsure what year
- Arrange to transcribe one of my books for the silver screen (depending on #2)
- Learn a new language (either Chinese, Russian or programming hehe)
- Start a nonprofit organisation to help charities with (tech) innovation.
Of course I’m aiming to accomplish all five, though realistically I’d be more than thrilled to achieve at least three. So far, I’m right on track with #2 and #5. The first goal is probably the easiest goal to realize fast. So if you’re planning your adventurous holiday trip to Africa, let me know if you’d like to check our options.
Predictions for 2015 in technology
Now with all the above plans and goals, the future is primarily in my own hands.
Will it happen? That’s entirely up to me.
Life’s all about choices. And about priorities, which basically are choices too. I’ve also chosen to experiment with predicting the future with a broader scope. My picks are deliberately wild for fun, albeit the first one with a dead serious undertone since I worry about the sad dirty geopolitical conflicts around our globe.
So without further ado, my predictions for 2015 in technology …
What wild things do you predict?