If I were to talk about the future of communication, and social media trends and innovations of the future within the next 10 years, I would say there will probably be new features and technology that will make us “closer” when engaging with one another.
Of course there will still be the big competitors like Facebook, but I think there may well be a new company in town to attempt to compete. erhaps bringing new technology to the table, like some sort of device that works with VR Goggles so you can “hang out” in the same room as a friend and make it seem like you’re actually there, with the ability to sit down on chairs, walk around, all while actually being stationary and moving only within this device--hatever it may be or whatever you want to call it, because as of right now it doesn’t exist.
If this technology were to exist within the next 10 years, I would say that it might benefit public relations and marketing communications through the ability to have a one-on-one meeting with your client without having to travel, to be able to see them physically in your meeting area, and be able to have that social interaction with the client to have a better relationship without having to actually move from your desk at work.
I think this technology would be interesting and fun, although it may get a bit strange: there could be good and bad things to it, like all things in life. Perhaps just virtually-moving in place will make us not want to go out as much, or become lazy. Or maybe it will help increase our relationships with people within and beyond the work field.
But that’s for you to choose.