| ||Ask HN: A New Decade. Any Predictions?|
75 points by DanielBMarkham on Jan 1, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 189 comments |
|Since everybody is talking about predictions for 2010, I thought I would bump it up a notch. Anybody care to make some predictions about what we'll see in the coming decade (2010-2019)?|
I'll try a couple.
- Major changes will happen in Iran, one way or the other. The current trajectory they are on does not seem sustainable for a decade.
- Ubiquitous computing will finally arrive, with smart cards/RFID on our bodies seamlessly interacting with computers in our environment. As you walk up to your refrigerator, for instance, you're logged in and presented with a customized display. Same goes for the car or the entertainment surface at the Dentist's.
- Flat panel displays will not drop to rock-bottom. Instead, a new generation of 2160 and 3240p 3-D panels will appear for consumer setting. Rock-bottom 10-20 inch panels will stabilize in the 50-100 range and stay there. Sorry, no panel/OLED wallpaper, at least not cheaply in the coming decade.
You guys have any?
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