Which companies will still exist and which will be extinct 50 years from now?

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I think Volkswagen will keep growing they just have so much of the market sewn up and will come to dominate the electric and automated market. And Ford's going to go under or be bought up too I reckon.

Can't see Amazon's momentum slowing either. They'll be even bigger.

Marks and Spencer will go under too I think.
 

Haggis

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Interesting question.

I'm drawing a blank, which is ridiculous. :lol: Must be tired.

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Pretty much any journalist publication like an actual newspaper or magazine.
Anything involving paper.

A lot of these online sites will come and go. Things will replace instagram twitter and facebook but will simply reproduce them. Think Google may stay around.

I guarantee coca cola, budweiser and McDonald's will still be standing firm
 

Haggis

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Pretty much any journalist publication like an actual newspaper or magazine.
Anything involving paper.

A lot of these online sites will come and go. Things will replace instagram twitter and facebook but will simply reproduce them. Think Google may stay around.

I guarantee coca cola, budweiser and McDonald's will still be standing firm
Coca Cola will survive nuclear holocaust.

:hat
 

Haggis

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Why? Will be one of if not the biggest IPO ever.
I think they're going to run into a lot of trouble down the line, but I can't really articulate why that is. :lol:

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Honestly 50 years is such a long time frame as to predict a companies growth or failure, thats several generations of leadership teams coming and going, implementing their own strategic ideas.

20 years ago, AOL, Yahoo and Friends Reunited looked like the brave new leaders of the internet age, with Nokia the global mobile leader.

Trying to look 50 years ahead into a businesses success is guesswork.
 
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It's funny Uber has been mentioned. There's an Uber equivalent in the middle East, based on Dubai I believe that's quite big there that could be a major competitor.

And I believe Volkswagen are planning an autonomous car and hire program.
Think minibuses that self drive you hail with an App. If....that comes to fruition no way can Uber compete with a car manufacturer in that market surely?

It's also interesting because we are close to saturation point with car ownership which could massively decline. If instead of say there being 10 buses there's 300 minibuses instead going to all sorts of places who then needs a car? It would become a luxury rather than necessity. That's what the Volkswagen rep said on the radio last year when the story was doing the rounds. And I don't think he is wrong when you think about it. Who wants to pay 15/20k for a car and maintenance when you can ride hail? Cheaply. And go on the piss and home? Cheaply. And shop. Cheaply. And commute. Cheaply.

Next 20 years will be fascinating. It's Volkswagen do what they say they really might come to dominate.
 
Reactions: Mrboogie23
Jun 4, 2013
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Honestly 50 years is such a long time frame as to predict a companies growth or failure, thats several generations of leadership teams coming and going, implementing their own strategic ideas.

20 years ago, AOL, Yahoo and Friends Reunited looked like the brave new leaders of the internet age, with Nokia the global mobile leader.

Trying to look 50 years ahead into a businesses success is guesswork.

Does anyone use yahoo anymore? How are they still making money???? That's what I want to know!