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All everyone has their list of predictions for 2007. Jackson West is all hot and heavy about peer to peer. John Battelle is being (almost) brief in his forecasts and Duncan Riley has some thoughts on blogging. Scott Karp is rethinking and predicting the publishing future. […]

All everyone has their list of predictions for 2007. Jackson West is all hot and heavy about peer to peer. John Battelle is being (almost) brief in his forecasts and Duncan Riley has some thoughts on blogging. Scott Karp is rethinking and predicting the publishing future. Wired has predictions about who is getting bought. Not exactly right, but still…. they have them. The list goes on and on… Instead of trying to come up with a list of my own (not that I can get the timing right), I am making this a 24-hour open threat where YOU: Time Person Of The Year can make one prediction for 2007. Be smart, and be brief.

  1. Jesse Kopelman Tuesday, January 2, 2007

    Prediction: look forward to many opinion pieces on why Cingular should not switch names to AT&T Wireless.

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  2. I see the emergence of prepaid in developing economies as payment for voice 2.0 products.
    my 2c
    Happy New Year Om

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  3. Jesse, that is not even playing fair. I think you have been reading my mind, and well you can read the first opinion piece soon enough…

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  4. I like how Mark Ward of the BBC quoted my prediction – “Actualization of Personalization.” Firefly of the 90s (collaborative filtering and more) is and will be reincarnated in many new forms! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6198125.stm

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  5. I think we will start to see a purging of “web 2.0″ sites. Meaning, all of the non-innovators and copycats will run out of cash, quit and move on, or just close for business. The “lets hope we get acquired” business model will kill all its proponents. :)

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  6. The End of the :30 minute and :60 minute TV program. After all the talk about the death of the :30 second spot, it’s now time for content to be liberated. As more providers (and users) are moving away from linear channels and embracing broadband TV, content will no longer be limited by the traditional half/full hour constraints. Network Programming Execs and their sales staff had to build their entire line-ups around that.. no longer. This is good news to the creative community, and more of a challenge for marketing folks.

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  7. Bio-tech is creating some amazing things. This year alone has seen the cloning of a bladder, liver, cartilage and several other tissues. I think next year will be about commercializing these new technologies.

    Happy New Year!

    -B

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  8. I think (or am I hoping) that Yahoo will do something big with del.icio.us

    Jotspot or whatever it will be reborn as will be quite the product

    Mobile is going to be for 2007 what video was for 2006

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  9. A few genuine tech organizations will test IPO waters.
    But VC’s will still have solid hold on innovative business enterprises.

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  10. My prediction or maybe just my hope: people will stop talking about hybrid web/desktop apps because internet access will become nearly ubiquitous.

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