Forget disruption. Think industry-wrecking.
I had the privilege of having Markus Frind on a panel I moderated at the Wharton Technology Conference. I think I saw the future. It's simply, well, nuclear in its potential. Pure productivity increase, with the resulting potential for an unbounded economic payout.
(If economics bore/terrify you, skip to [A] below.)
Years ago, as a first year MBA student, I took a marvelous Macroeconomics course from Charlie Himmelberg. I learned from Charlie two important lessons. First, you should figure out the one thing you want to remember from each course, a memory that you would want to stick for the rest of your life. The rest didn't matter (great relief to me but not to my grades). Second, (all real economists, please forgive any errors in my rusty memory), this is the one thing he wanted us to remember from Macro:
GDP = f (A x N0.7 x K0.3 x G?)
In plain English, GDP is a function of A (Productivity), N (Labor), K (Capital) and G (Government), where labor is less important than productivity, and capital is less important than labor. If one takes the first derivative of this equation, change in GDP is a result of the change in productivity, labor, capital and government, where changes in productivity, labor, and capital have decreasing importance.
I have found this concept useful in thinking about all economic systems, ranging from large entities to small companies and even my individual economic existence. Thanks, Charlie.
[A]. Pure productivity. Imagine a system that requires no additional labor, no additional capital, is free from government assistance/regulation.
Impossible, one might say. Productivity doesn't exist in a vacuum.
But nearly unbounded productivity can result from technologies inventively combined by one entrepreneur/programmer/marketer, who can be a one-person company, global in scale, with literally millions of customers and millions of dollars of revenues. See Plentyoffish.c0m.