Fred Wilson is Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures in New York City. At last year’s LeWeb Conference in Paris, he spoke for 32 minutes on three developing global technosocial trends. His company uses this trend framework to decide where to invest, specifically in Internet application-layer companies. I would put money into his outfit if I could! His talk is well worth your time and attention. The talk was recommended by Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired, on Google+.