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Definition: next big thing

"Is this the next big thing?" is a phrase often touted when an intriguing new technology is introduced. Out of curiosity as well as investment purposes, people are eager to know if something will have a major impact on the world. Personal computers, MP3 music players, smartphones and tablets are examples of past products that revolutionized the way people work and play. See buzzword and 3D printing.

We Always Want the Next Big Thing
Due to the extreme popularity of Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone, the S4 was launched with major hoopla in 2013.