You’ve probably already heard the hype around blockchain and digital currencies being the “next big thing” and rolled your eyes at the hyperbole. This key technology that is already disrupting some industries, however, and it is poised to change every industry in the near future. It and a few other technologies, like AI and conversational interface will reshape our relationship with service, objects, and organizations. What does this mean for the physical products we design? How will it impact our peers, customers, users, and industry?