Here are some predictions about what will become hot areas of innovation in the beginning of 2015.
Predictions generally show up in the beginning of each calendar year, so we expect a new set of predictions by January 2016.
- Andreesen Horowitz on startup trends in 2015 (published in January 2015) http://www.businessinsider.com/andreessen-horowitz-startup-trends-2015-1
- Entrepreneur magazine 2015 startup trends (published in January 2015) http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242154
- Inc magazine hot startup sectors 2015 (published in February, 2015)
- Gartner Research on top technology trends in 2016 (published in October 2015) http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3143521?es_p=954067
The predictions don't always come to pass and each publication envisions a slightly different version of the future, so take all this as a source of inspiration but don't feel constrained by what pundits think - instead, pursue what you are passionate about and make sure the business fundamentals are solid.