tangor - 11:23 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
If it took this long for Wall Street to "take over" the SEO world, then it will probably take them that long to take over the next major development. So we have to make sure that we are first on that new development.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but for every leap in technology there will be a few (the original creators) who show the way, followed by a Wild West where every Tom, Dick and Harry make some small fortunes as they learn the new stuff, a period of growth toward Cream of the Crop (becoming giants) and increasing Mediocrity (for the rest), followed by the Giants of the Previous Technology waking up and applying Their Big Money in the new technology by hiring the Cream of the Crop in the New Technology. Resulting in Walmart Biz. Where we are today.
What's next for the web is improvements, not another leap in technology, so anything "new" which comes about will be SWIFTLY incorporated by all the players and the ones with the most money will will buy it if they don't create it themselves.
The next leap in technology will be direct telepathy sans mechanical means. Not looking forward to that leap. :)