Yet, companies are demanding the devs to be more than frontend or backend devs. Look at the DevOps movement. JS allows your developers to work on both sides of the network with a single knowledge. It may become more than a blip, though I doubt it could ever takeover the backend or smartcards for instance.
So your point (correct me if I'm wrong) is that we'll be going down from JS to a lower-level paradigm, then "something" will bump and from this diaspora you're talking about, one language will prevail, I guess.
I like your perspective of viewing JS as the first native inhabitant of an island called "browser languages". Yet I'll need to think more before I can agree or disagree.
Thanks for the input!
For server side JS, I am curious how many who believe in Node can troubleshoot below the application layer.