"Domination goes in cycles. Spain did it before and now Germany look like they can dominate for years to come," Ferdinand told BBC Sport.
"This isn't a project started last year by the German FA. It's something that has been in the making for the last 10 years.
"These players have played together at international youth level, Under-21 level. Now they're world champions."
Germany's World Cup success is their first tournament win since lifting the 1996 European Championship.