In the future social media will change by becoming more closely connected to the user. For example in the future your social media identity and your real identity will be exactly the same. To further elaborate in this current age people do not put completely accurate information on their social media accounts because they prefer to keep certain things private. I believe in the future social media will become so popular that your social media account will be how people how identify and perceive you. Therefore someone will be putting more accurate details about themselves because there social media accounts are a mirror of themselves. Lying about yourself on your social media account will be against the law because it will be considered similar to lying about yourself on your driver’s license or health card. In this current time many employers will check your Facebook page before hiring you. However in the future all employers will check your Facebook page before hiring you. This also applies to any other situation where you have to apply for something. Another example would be applying for a mortgage or to a university. In the future literally everyone will have some sort of social media account. Not having a social media account will be considered weird and old fashioned.
Specific technologies that will most likely gain popularity or emerge will be smart phone implants. People already use smartphones to better access social media. For example most modern smartphones give you access to a Facebook app that lets you receive Facebook notifications and updates on the go. I believe in the future people will have their smartphones implanted into their bodies. This way they can have constant access to social media and they will never lose their phones.
In conclusion in the future social media will become so popular that it will be recognized by everyone as an essential part of there lives.