For decades now we have come to view the Internet as a singular entity from where we cull information or convey the same. It has become our way of life all these years. The Internet as we know it is the biggest game changer mankind will ever come across with in this lifetime. It will continue to influence the choices we make as individuals. Industries will be impacted by the changes its ever-developing technology offers. Business owners and their decisions will always be thought about in consideration of online possibilities. This is how it has always been for the past 10 or 20 years for us and the rest of the world.  But what happens when the Internet changes and soon develops into something that isn’t the way we know it to be?

This is the new question rising on the technological horizon. Businesses and business owners are now bracing themselves for a paradigm shift in their usage of online technology. That which concerns their use of Internet technologies to gain access to the market via the information they provide, and that which consumers use to get connected with businesses for transactions.

The end of the Internet as we know it

The way mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are impacting consumer buying behaviors and buying mode preferences have resulted in the proliferation of mobile apps. Hundreds of apps are in development each day to add to the hundreds more currently available for users to download for free or buy online at premium prices. The wide variety of apps and the nature of their uses can be staggering. While tech savvy workers eagerly seek business productivity apps to make them more efficient professionals, consumers lap up all sorts of leisure-oriented apps and those that enable online and virtual store purchases conveniently. The growing prevalence of mobile device use in companies and among users will play a pivotal role in the paradigm shift we are referring to. The shift in internet user access methods from open browsers to packaged platforms offered by mobile apps, internet-connected TV, tablets, e-readers, PC apps, and gaming and video platforms.

To get a better understanding of this brewing scenario, we can take ourselves about five years into the future. Imagine the following:

Author’s Bio: Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +

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