The next big thing will be...
...doing away with something - but I don't know what!
Let me try and explain.
If you are old enough to remember, we had telephone boxes, wore watches, had cameras that we used to go to Boots to have the films developed, went into Town on Saturdays for the family food shopping, went to the chippy for our takeaway, met our mates down the pub, paid cash for everything, went to the high street branch of our bank when we needed to, etc, etc, etc.
Now we've moved on from all of those, we all have mobile phones, no need for watches or cameras, or films to be developed, Tesco (and everyone else) delivers to our doorstep, so to do the takeaways, we have social media, so pubs are no longer the centre of our social world, we use 'card' instead of 'cash' and do online banking so all the bank branches are no longer needed.
So the next big thing will be replacing something everybody does now, with something that is completely different but does the same thing too.
Maybe it might be say driverless vehicles, that replaces the need for taxi drivers (or bus drivers even). Maybe we will have driverless trains and planes too?
The elections are taking place this Thursday, maybe the next big thing is voting online and not having to go to the polling stations in the future?
Whatever it is, I don't think it will be something brand new - something we don't do now - I think it is more likely to be something that replaces and delivers something we do now, but in a way we've never thought of before - and something that makes our life easier (and makes us that bit more lazier).
Maybe a machine that puts our slippers on for us, perhaps!