[LINK] Yearly Predictions
grove at zeta.org.au
grove at zeta.org.au
Thu Dec 7 14:13:43 AEDT 2006
Youtube will encounter several lawsuits, followed by steep decline
in Google's share price. These lawsuits will be cases brought
Those people who view "NSFW" clips and subsequently sacked for
downloading offensive material.
Those who view NSFW clips and are Christian moralists.
The Xbox 360 and Zune will be huge "loss leaders" that are eventually
scrapped after being decreed "loss losers". The plastic in the Xbox
will be found to contain traces of toxic radiation and they will all
The first case of "Wii Finger" will come to light.
Apple will fix the ipod "shuffle" algorithm to be less predictable.
The first "self aware" video game will arrive, that will require
copious input from the user to allow it to participate in gaming.
Users will log off in droves, due to boredom doing data entry
and having the AI's "gang up" on the humans in game play.
Sol Trujillo will leave Telstra under a cloud after a major restructure
is kicked off. He will leave the infrastructure projects in bad repair
and rake off $100m in payouts. Then he will start a competitor company,
backed with Chinese dollars.
Howard will announce a nuclear power plant in the Hunter valley,
after the next election (if he wins) - it will not be part of campaign
policy, but one of those "mandates" he thinks he has. There will
be a major outrage but of course he will still get the vote.
Ziggy Switkowski will join the Liberal Party and become Energy Minister
An Australian company assisted by the CSIRO will come up with a
"killer" energy solution and be ignored locally and then sold out to the
The first Operating System for a Quantum computer will be unveiled -
48 hours later, it will be 0wned by Korean Phishers and will be
unable to be turned off.
Major network infrastructure collapse in the US, after multiple
I am just making these up, BTW....
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
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