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Technology Predictions for 2008

December 24th, 2007 · 28 Comments

When I wrote about the death of Digg back in March I suggested that Digg would fall off their perch as being the #1 social bookmarking site by Christmas. Judging by the fact that Digg are up for sale and a number of high profile bloggers have been slating them over the last couple of weeks, I’d suggest that I was pretty close with this prediction.

I clearly have a gift for foretelling the future so here are my predictions for 2008. Remember where you read about them first.

  1. Google and Microsoft will merge at the end of the year and call the new company Dave.
  2. Apple launch a new product (the iWiHiFi) which fails miserably. Steve Jobs blames it on the demise of Digg.
  3. John Chow will quit blogging in the summer after admitting that he only makes $3.12 a month.
  4. Facebook and MySpace will merge and the new social application will be called MyFace. You will invite people to join by asking them to “Sit On MyFace”.
  5. Ask.com will get hacked in February. Nobody notices until June.
  6. Duncan Riley will post something nice about IZEA. It will later be found out to be a PayPerPost review.
  7. A video which does not contain copyright material, involve shaky camera phone footage of two chicks fighting or which is not a poorly put together montage of shots accompanied by a cheesy soundtrack which has been hastily cobbled together to cash in on one of the latest trends will be found on YouTube. Google will immediately pull the clip and apologise for disruption of normal service.
  8. Microsoft launch IE8 in the Spring of 2008. The entire planet needs to be rebooted.
  9. Following the successful launch of her own YouTube channel, the Queen will set up a new blog called “Lizzie Windsor Writes” which will include a section entitled “Can One Have A Cheeseburger?” featuring photos of her corgis with humorous captions added by her husband who will sign his posts Phil The Greek.
  10. Google will set up an area at The Plex to provide..ahem..executive relief to visiting search engine marketers. Critics will argue that they’ve been giving SEOs hand jobs for years.

Merry Christmas to all of the readers of Twenty Steps. I hope you have a great holiday and an even better 2008.

Mike Nostradamus

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28 responses so far ↓

  • Omyword! // Dec 25, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Well, Merry Christmas to you too, and thanks for making me laugh outloud this bright and crisp Christmas morning in gay Paree. I’m off to add you to my RSS feed, so I can laugh all the way through 2008.

  • Mike // Dec 26, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a cheery comment. Hope Paree wasn’t as chilly as London. I’m still trying to find body parts which seem to have migrated…

  • Paul // Dec 28, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Beautiful list Mike! Ask and Googleplex have me laughing out loud.

    Love your blog, just discovered it. Thanks for writing!

  • Mike // Dec 29, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Glad you enjoyed it, Paul, and hopefully see you back here again soon :)

  • Michael Lodispoto // Dec 29, 2007 at 4:32 am

    You had me laughing my a** off with this post. I followed your comment from Andy’s blog. I’m glad you posted over there. I wouldn’t have found you!

  • Clement // Dec 29, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Just like Michael, I also followed your comment from Andys blog. Thanks for this humorous post.Wishing you all the best for the new year

  • Glen Allsopp // Dec 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Very funny, thanks for the unique post

  • Mike // Dec 29, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Michael & Clement – I’m glad my rant over at Andy’s didn’t put you off visiting! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    Glen – How’s things in South Africa? I’m intrigued about the number of apartments in three months 😀

  • John // Jan 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Very funny, you never know the queens blog might overtake her speech, at least then we wouldn’t have to rush xmas lunch so people could watch it.

  • Mike // Jan 4, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    This year we Sky Plussed the Queens speech so we didn’t have to rush lunch. Sign of the times or what?

    Happy New Year, John. Hope you had a great Christmas.

  • Tino Buntic // Feb 4, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Dave??? Ha ha, why not Scott?

  • Mike // Feb 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Irritatingly enough, my original draft of this post had Microsoft and Yahoo! merging but I changed it at the last minute…grrrrr.

    Maybe the Microsoft/Yahoo! deal will become known as Scott

  • Ibnu Asad // Feb 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Lol…very funny 😛

    But unfortunately Yahoo has rejected Microsoft offer for a merge…let’s see what will happen in the coming week or months 😉

  • Mike // Feb 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Looking at the current state of play, the Murdoch offer seems to be the best deal on the table for Yahoo! Guess we’ll have to wait this one out. I just hope that whatever they do, they call the new company Dave so at least I was half right…

  • Comment : X-Jay Technologies // Feb 25, 2008 at 3:17 am

    haha Dave…. DIGG was always an overrated service in my opinion.. It fractured meaningful websites

  • new firefox // Mar 5, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Ibnu, yeah yahoo and microsft aint gonna happen. im still curious…will they eventually merge?

  • watch free anime // Mar 21, 2008 at 3:03 am

    That’s indeed a funny list. Sit on my face lmao xD

  • jason // Jul 15, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    That’s a real fun list and good attempt to predict

    Jason
    AVForum India

  • MadBabble // Jul 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    This post have nice predictions, specially first one :)
    anyway this list make me LOLd

  • matt // Aug 3, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    hehehe, John Chow making $3.12 a month is my favorite. :-)

  • Lening // Aug 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

    This post really made me laugh, good read lol

  • Dubai Web Design, Development // Sep 3, 2008 at 5:40 am

    WOW, good funny technology predictions, Know years 2008 ending and nothing seems to be change dramatically accept Macromedia and adobe merge. One thing is confirm, Microsoft and google will never merge.

  • vanessa ellen // Nov 25, 2008 at 7:30 am

    haha Dave…. DIGG was always an overrated service in my opinion.. It fractured meaningful websites

  • Funny Signs // Jan 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I love the John Chow comment. I choked on my Pepsi when I read that. Very Funny Stuff.

    I have often wondered how much John Chow really makes.

  • Steve Campbell // Jan 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I would have to say that for predictions these were all pretty close. Some were a little far fetched. ‘Sit on MyFace’ was a little over the top.

  • Abhijeet // Feb 4, 2009 at 11:53 am

    LMAO at the 4th one… OMG, it’s hilarious! I can’t imagine how I missed such funny prediction post, just imagine if any of them could have taken place ;-).

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