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Good question, but I think the angle of the language is not the best way to answer it. "Killer app" prevails, and that's the story of Javascript. Take a killer platform, feature it with a poorly designed language, or even a combo of 3 more or less objectionable languages (HTML+CSS+JS), and it'll win no matter what.

I think that from the user perspective, one gets from Internet nearly everything one wants in terms of content. The new frontier, I believe, is interoperability. That is the possibility to make it work together and in smart ways all of our electronic devices, from the tiniest (e.g. wristwatch) to the biggest (e.g. TV set, car), anywhere any time. So I predict the next platform shift will be initiated by a large consumer electronics manufacturer.




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