Especially the automotive industry is trying to innovate with new electric vehicles concepts, urban transportation, and autonomous driving, but all those topics are currently just trends and not scalable because there is just no ecosystem to drive this change. I am a bit concerned about the future of "German Engineering" and if we will keep our status, although we are not part of this fast and dynamic new market.
The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's next entry into the consumer market, is a kick-ass tablet with an innovative controller. While Sony and Microsoft are trying to trump each other in the hardware department, Nintendo keeps ignoring the gaming juggernauts. The new console will not have any high-end graphics power; it might not even reach the PS4, but it will bring an entirely new storm of ideas to the gaming market, just as the Wii did when it came around.
It's been roughly 20 years ago when the first Pokémon games were released. A pop culture phenomenon around the globe and a delight for children and their Gameboys. What a time to be a kid in the 90's.
In 2016 the pocket monsters strike again, this time they come to you on your smartphone. Dust of your nostalgia, Pokémon GO is here and it leads the way to a bright future of AR apps and a long awaited success for Nintendo.
Well, the basic line of every story told for children is that the possibilities are limitless and that you should fight for your dream. Great stuff, right? Right, the problem is, that these movies then end with the hero/heroine who found their purpose in life and everyone is happy.
Let's just assume that all the other valuable lessons regarding empathy, self-reflection, motivation, passion, thankfullness etc. are given in us all every time and we do not need a reminder...