One device to rule them all. Are we witnessing the death of the web site and computers?

I’ll give it 5 years – top side – and there will be no such thing as a web site.

What there will be is a social media platform that incorporates all of your financial transactions, travel, work, play and chatbots that automatically communicate to organise your life.

Did you see yesterday’s newsletter from The Medical Futurist, Dr. Bertalan Mesko, who featured the live demonstration of Google Assistant booking a hair appointment with a real receptionist who didn’t know she was chatting to a computer-generated avatar?

What we are seeing in real time is the demise of the desktop computer (iMacs now account for a minute proportion of Apple’s sales), the laptop and the tablet – all of which will be replaced by ever more resourceful smartphones.

By 2023, you and I will be conducting most of our lives via smartphone, whether it’s the iPhone 15 plus, or one of those less fashionable devices.

As a business, or as a person, you had better be ready.

Anyone fancy going down on the record with “that will never happen”?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.

One thought on “One device to rule them all. Are we witnessing the death of the web site and computers?”

  1. Not going so far as that will never happen, but i think the problem is more about how you define the word website. Websites and apps have been bleeding together for some time now (pwas, amp etc.) Also throw voice into this mix. As long as google search is a repository for all the worlds information, websites will exist in some form or another

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