With an astounding 90% accuracy rate – 96% for 2008(!) – Mark Anderson is the preeminent prediction guru for business and technology. Here’s some of the highlights from his 10 Predictions for 2009:
1.) It will be a big year for applications that can play on big screens. We’ve already got our plasma TVs, he said. In 2009, we’ll spend more on ways to use them – video games, movies, etc. “It will all be about what you can do for $100 to add value.”
5.) This will also be the year that wall computing gets traction. Think of the wall computers that CNN’s John King used during the election. They will soon find their way into corporate conference rooms, fundamentally changing the way we collaborate at work.
8.) Not to be left behind, the less developed world will finally see widespread availability of broadband. “Villages in Africa and elsewhere will get broadband and telephony at the same time,” he said.
It makes me sad to see there’s not more green-tech on here, but I guess that segment is still a little immature for this level of foreseeing.