What is going to happen in the future? Honestly, no one knows which is what makes it exciting, but a lot of us try to look at current trends and project the future. It is not a crystal ball. One of the best for politics is Nate Silver (http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nate-silver/) from the NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com). His recent predications on the elections have been spot on. In his book, Signal to Noise (http://www.amazon.com/dp/159420411X), he looks at how people ignore the data based on their own bias.
The Mary Meeker report really doesn’t draw any conclusions. It offers more of pure data view, but you get the picture of where it is pointing. You certainly can see the new expanding power base in China and India. It warns us to learn from our past, which is why we all need to study some history. I encourage you to spend some time with it and put aside your biases so you see the “signal” and can shut out the “noise”. It is a fun filled 110+ page ride.
Let me know what you see in the data.