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Wild Wired Predictions for 2007

With three day to go before we have to get used to writing '07, Wired has published an article on some of the wildest predictions for 2007.

I have not listed all of them but have chosen my favorites:

Here are some Wild Wired predictions for 2007:

  • GoogleStock Hits $1,000 per Share
  • Second Life Ends a Life: Skullduggery in Second Life - probably digital adultery- ends in a real-life murder.
  • Year o' the Laptop: Half of all new computers sold in 2007 will be laptops of which 20 percent will be Apple's MacBooks.
  • Print to Web: A major newspaper gives up printing on paper to publish exclusively online.
  • PaedoSpace: Sex offenders start their own social networking service. It's popular on Capitol Hill.
  • Greenland Becomes Green: As the ice melts, Greenland becomes literally green.
  • A human embryo is cloned for real.
  • Don't Don't Be Evil: Google drops "Don't be evil" as its corporate mantra.
  • NYT Goes Free:The New York Times opens its archives from behind the paid firewall, realizing it's more lucrative to be the internet's paper of record than charging readers for individual stories.
If you're interested in some 2007 Web predictions have a look here: 2007 Web Predicitons

Let's wait and see what will happen, wishing everyone some great last days of 2006!
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  1. Blogger Elle | Friday, December 29, 2006 2:37:00 pm |  

    hahahaha.. 2007 sounds like fun... I must say though the second life bit actually could happen (people have taken internet rivalries to real levels), I have actually checked out second life ( very ood place) and based on what I saw you don't need a crystal ball to tell you that a lot of people will be getting mad pretty soon.

  2. Blogger Gregor | Friday, December 29, 2006 2:53:00 pm |  

    elle - yes, people have killed because of online gaming: http://www.danwei.org/breaking_news/gamer_who_murdered_for_virtual.php

    Second Life will def play a very prominent role within online sphere - scary yet interesting concept!

  3. Blogger Elle | Friday, December 29, 2006 2:58:00 pm |  

    Yes indeed... Second life take the idea of siming to a whole other level!

  4. Anonymous the gypsy | Friday, December 29, 2006 3:30:00 pm |  

    I want to a second life. I want to glide around pretentiously like I own world, while in real life I am skulking in my bedroom with my thick bifocals unsure of what day it is... oh they the little things in life.

  5. Blogger JEN | Saturday, December 30, 2006 6:28:00 pm |  

    I am part of second life... Things do indeed get quite heated... And people get incredibly agro sometimes.

  6. Blogger Leighton Cooke | Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:07:00 am |  

    Which newspaper? Maybe the Gruaniad? If one of these predictions is right somebody will be literally wishing for a second life.