It has been on my mind recently that we live in a time of change as it relates to many things, not the least of which is commerce. I see some industries that we all know are dying (see e.g., video stores and malls in general) and of course some that are now taking the front and center stage (see e.g., Internet shopping ala Amazon).
Among some of the other dying trades would be things like newspapers, bookstores, 1 hour photo (do those even exist any more?) and maybe things like phone booth manufacturers.
As to thriving industries, those might include all manner of elder care businesses, microbreweries and distilleries (I can hear a loud cheer from the mgoglitteratti), and surprisingly some of the agricultural/farming niche industries.
So for you Mgovisionaries, the question is really a two-part one: What industries do you see that will either die althogether or shrink considerably? Similarly, what are the up and coming growth industries?
Lets hear from all you uber-smart folks on the list.