Tech predictions for 2023

My technology predictions for 2023

  1. Mark Zuckerberg will step down as CEO at Meta. With the company faltering due to its lack of new products and astromoical spending on the metaverse, Zuckerberg will bring in a new CEO and focus on R&D.
  2. Tesla will face its most difficult year ever, including facing Federal charges for the scores of accidents caused by its self-driving technology, and experiencing massive competition from new competitors, primarily GM, Ford, VW, Kia and Hyundai. Teslas were revolutionary when they were introduced, but their designs are aging. Their models are all of a similar design which puts them at a disadvantage as competition introduces their new variations.
  3. Elon Musk will continue to wreak havoc on Twitter and his reputation of a once respected inventor and CEO will be shown to be almost fraudulent based on the work of investigative reporters and authors. Twitter will collapse into irrelevence, facing fines for FCC and EU violations, a continuing lack of advertising revenue, and aloss of users that tire of the chaos.
  4. Post.News will become a successful Twitter alternative.
  5. Built-in eSims now found in many phones will allow international travelers to easly avoid paying the high prices of their domestic carriers. Users will be able to simply connect to a new service using an app from wherever they are to bypass their normal carrier. The service will be offered by many of the travel providers, just as they now offer rental cars after making a flight reservation.
  6. We’ll learn that Apple is developing a new product that’s an iPhone and iPad in one, using folding screen technology.
  7. Large screen 65-inch TVs using OLED technology will drop below $1000 for the first time.
  8. Google Maps and Apple Maps apps will see major improvements, including directions that take into account HOV lanes and cautionary warnings when driving through accident-prone areas.
  9. This year we saw some amazing new AI applications that create images, poems and essays by just typing a few words. 2023 will be the year when this explodes with more practical applications. For example you’ll type a request to find flights on specific days between two cities, rather than entering data and searching yourself. It will even be used to create an entire itinerary, including hotels, ground transport and flights. AI will also upend the search business, making searching much more effective.
  10. Amazon will roll out it’s new health business in conjunction with its recent acquisition, One Medical.

by Phil Baker