TECHNOLOGY SPECTATOR: Outrageous tech predictions for 2012

There's no shortage of analysts willing to predict our tech future, but here's a few gutsy predictions worth watching in the year ahead.

Technology Spectator

Lists of tech predictions for the year ahead are superabundant at this time of year, and it’s true we at Technology Spectator are just as guilty of delivering them. In our defence, these types of lists are always popular, probably because it’s nice to have a set of common themes to frame your understanding of technology. It’s also nice to feel you are informed before forking out on the latest tech trend.

Big data, cloud computing, social everything, hot new mobile devices – the problem is we’ve heard it all before. On the company front it’s grim for RIM, Apple is going to get stale and Google Android may or may not achieve world domination. It all depends on which commentator you believe.

But in amongst the often repeated trends, there are a few shining predictions that stand out for their gutsiness, and we thought it was worth summarising them. These are the predictions we’ll be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead.

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