Tech Diva: 2010 Predictions

Posted by Lady Mel On Sunday, December 6, 2009 2 comments

2010 is right around the corner after a decade of catastrophic world events and poignant memories. The Internet has defiantly shaped the way in which we perceived these world events, but everything has a beginning. Do you wonder sometimes how the Internet started in the first place? I know it did not begin overnight. recently up with a cool, interactive timeline that summaries the history of the Internet in less than one page! Did you know that e-mail was invented about 40 years ago? If history itself does not just end in 2009.

This year alone, we have observed millions more people using small and more popular video-sharing, social networking sites such as Fickr and Youtube more than ever in their daily lives. This year should be recognized as the zenith of online media in itself. People were tweeting during award show events and about news minutes after it was reported to the public online. Like Google Wave,  real-life communication is fueled by our greed for digitalized information. Major corporations and retail stores that were not exposed to the Internet like ten, twenty years ago are now capitalizing on this service. How did we hear about a company's job openings or the Tiger Woods scandal? Nine out of ten, it was from probably from blogs, websites, or our Blackberrys. 

So, what do I think 2010 has in store for us? Here are my early predictions:
  • Many news content websites will charge users a fee for reading their content.
  • There will be a new "it" website. So, move over Twitter and Facebook. I do not know what the website or service is, but it will take the Internet world by storm.
  • The Internet will have a profound effect on the 2010 elections.
  • New microeconomic technologies will help people from third world countries get out of poverty.
  • Unemployed people will use the Web in ways thought unimaginable.
  • Apple or some other company will design the next "Ipod". Remember when the Ipod was introduced in 2001? It will be more convenient and better than the best  mobile technologies today combined. And you know I will buy it.
  • Within the next 10 years, a new Internet company will be born or rise the ranks. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo. Be aware of these smaller companies.
I cannot go far enough into the future, but I believe that the future is promising unless the world ends on December 21, 2012. What do you think the new year has in store for us technologically?


Kittie Howard said...

Viola, for some reason I had difficulty pulling up your comments...I'm not sure which post this will fit...was surprised to see the comment section when I started to log off as Blogger popped up and said they couldn't connect me...wanted to e-mail you but you have Outlook Express and I'd have to open an acct. to e-mail you...anyway, I'm happy to see you back in Blogville and am assuming all worked out're a good person to help others...Merry Christmas

LadyGaga said...

I'll check out the problem.