- The big online retail phenomenon of the year will be carpet.
- The government will charge a universal broadband tax to be given directly to those poor, hard done by actors, directors, and pop stars.
- All internet content will be charged for, particularly this blog, with a premium rate for anything deemed 'unsuitable'. Eventually, all of the money in the world will reside with a handful of porn barons.
- Microsoft will finally admit defeat and decide the internet is not for them. Three months later they will announce a new, patented, product called the 'WINternet' which will cost 500 pounds per seat, will be incompatible with the current internet, and will be replaced by a new version every 3 years. And we'll all buy it.
- TV will become obsolete, as we all rush to watch (old) programs in a low-res postage stamp window on our computers.
- Orkut will be the social media application of choice.
- All government IT projects will be delivered on time and in budget, and will be really useful.
- Apple and Dyson will team up to add a portable vacuum cleaner to the iPhone - 'The iPhone that sucks'.
- 2010 will see the death of the PC (you have to predict this every year, it's a given).
- The election will be cancelled as 'too expensive for the public purse', to be replaced by a UserVoice forum.
- We'll all buy a government ID card.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Internet Predictions for 2010
They'll be coming thick and fast over the coming weeks, so I thought I'd get my 10 internet predictions for 2010 in now, with a nod to Spinal Tap: