Saturday, January 10, 2009

More 2009 Predictions From Around the Web

This post is a follow up from my previous 2009 Predictions From Around the Web and features another sampling of predictions for the coming year.

Crowdsourced 2009 Predictions | from This is going to be BIG! - Comments on New York Tech Community, Startups, Venture Capital and Career Education

  • Your 2009 Tech and Media Outlook | Uptown Uncorked
    2008 was a big year. An economic recession, presidential election and wild weather certainly made the year exciting; for tech and media, we saw the continued adoption of smartphones, the advent of online mobile application stores, the success of Twitter, and an increase in the use of social media tools by both young and old.
    And 2009 should have a few big stories up its sleeve as well. There’s a lot coming, and hopefully most will be good.

  • In each of the past five years I've written a predictions post - usually at year's end or by the first of January. This one is late, and I'll admit it's because I found it hard to write. The world is showing itself to be predictable in only one way: bad news begets bad news. I've spent a lot of the past two weeks, where I was ostensibly "not working," thinking about what this year will bring. And I'm not much further from where I started: this is going to be a very difficult year, for a lot of people. But I do have a fair amount of hope. I think times like this force all of us to make honest choices about what we do with our energy, our resources, and our lives. And in the end, that brings long term health to markets.
  • Slashdot | A Look Back At Kurzweil's Predictions For 2009
    marciot writes "An interesting look at Ray Kurzweil's predictions for 2009, from a decade ago. He was dead on in predicting the ubiquity of portable computers, wireless, the emergency of "digital" objects, and the rise of privacy concerns. He was a little optimistic in certain areas, predicting the demise of rotating storage and the ubiquity of digital paper a bit earlier than it appears it will actually happen. As it comes to human-computer speech interfaces, thought, he seems to be way off."