Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Technology Predictions For 2012

Here are my tech predictions for the upcoming year.

1. iPad
The Wii and/or Xbox to put games on the iPad. I want Mario on my iPad without jail breaking.

2. RIM
They will not be sold. They will partner with Microsoft and put Windows Phone 7 OS on Blackberry phones. Just like Nokia did with Microsoft.

3.  Theaters
Movie theaters in 2011 had the worst attendance in 16 years. In 2012, movie theaters will have lower attendance than 2011.

4. Apple
iTunes will be getting an overhaul. Renaming, more simplified user interface across all their devices.

5. Wearable Tech
Wearable Tech will take off. It will be the hottest trend of the year. Eg. A Dick Tracey watch, running sneakers with built in GPS.

6. Computers
Hard drive demand will drop like a rock. This is the year solid state drives will take off. Apple will offer Solid State Drives in all their laptops. The other computer companies will follow suit.

7. TV Shows
Cable companies will start playing around with a la cart viewing. Only pay for what you watch.

8. TV Networks
TV networks will start offering online only content for a fee either through their website or mobile app.

9. Adobe
Adobe gave up on mobile flash. By the end of the year Adobe will be focusing on HTML5 and pulling back on flash for everything else.

10. This is a big one
There will be a world tech/icloud/internet crash of some type which will change the way the world communicates with each other. This will either be by man or a natural disaster.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mr Durwin! I know this isn't a running post but I know you run, so tag, you're it! I’ve tagged you in this meme and would love to read your answers:

    ~ HRG