Nothing’s Carl Pei shares his predictions for 2023 on Elon Musk, Apple and Mark Zuckerberg

Carl Pei’s first prediction is that an AI killer app will appear in 2023. He also spoke about Elon Musk’s Tesla and Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta and Metaverse plans.

New Delhi,UPDATED: January 2, 2023 9:21 AM IST

Carl Pei shares his predictions for 2023.

By Abhik Sengupta: Nothing Co-founder Carl Pei has said that 2023 will be a “wild ride”. He believes 2023 will be a big year for the tech community, and not just for his company, Nothing. In a series of tweets, Pei laid out ten predictions that are likely to shape the tech world this year. In the tweets, he wrote about Elon Musk’s Tesla and Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta and Metaverse, and government’s role in everyday technology.

Pei’s first prediction is that an AI killer app will appear in 2023. As the name suggests, the app could disrupt the AI ​​on smartphones or supported apps, but the concept is indeed different and new, so we’ll have to see how it could work.

Regarding Elon Musk, Pei writes that Twitter will do “really well” under his leadership, although his other company, Tesla, won’t be the highest quality EV (electric vehicle) maker out there as more competitors enter. He adds that the Metaverse project will take time for more users to participate, although in 2023 Mark Zuckerberg will “turn things around at Meta by running a more streamlined ship.” Coincidentally, Zuckerberg is under pressure from investors to spare the Metaverse project and the team overseeing it – Reality Labs. 2022 was a tough year for the company after it started seeing a drop in sales for the first time. As a result, Meta also laid off thousands of employees to cut costs.

On the other hand, Apple is among the rarest tech companies to turn a profit over the past year thanks to a spate of device launches. Pei says Apple’s stock will continue to rise as it’s a “very high-value business.” Pei has also praised Apple for its innovation and design multiple times in the past. However, he has said that the company has stopped innovating and that is why he has launched Nothing that has two TWS earbuds and a smartphone in its portfolio. In addition, he says governments around the world will go after Apple for “their anti-consumer behavior.” Changes will start as early as this year, probably in September. Apple will ditch the proprietary Lightning connector and opt for a USB-C connector on the iPhone 15 series. It also offers a Type-C port for charging its entire line of iPads.

Finally, Pei predicts that “companies are actually trying to make money and hard work is back in fashion.” He claims that hybrid work will fade and companies will choose fully remote or fully on-premises.