The next billion

The above image is from the reddit discussion "After seeing a recent post about the population of Indonesia, this occurred to me" and is a powerful illustration of where the next billion people coming online will reside.

With much of the western world already online, over 80% according to the The World Bank, the next billion will come from other geographies centered on people dense areas in South East Asia due to scale and cost of connectivity.

This will have great implications on online product and services going ahead both in terms of user behavior and product monetization, with a heavy slant towards mobile and new types of payment solutions.

Image by reddit user valeriepieris