The MIT Technology Review asked different people what the future of the web will look like. Besides "mobile" and "higher access speed" there were also some interesting converse thoughts.
Bjarne Stroustrup - Designer of the C++ programming language
The total end of privacy.
Mena Trott - Cofounder of Six Apart
I can easily see someone putting 75 percent of their day online. But it won't all be public. The majority will be for that person's eyes only; it will be more a record for that individual.
Leah Culver - Cofounder of Pownce
Open standards will always be the future of the Web.
Jonathan Zittrain - Professor of law
An abandonment of open standards and services (like the collective hallucination that is our distributed e-mail system) and a return to the gated communities
Richard Stallman - Founder of the Free Software Movement
I see a danger in the Web today: doing your computing on servers running software you can't change or study, and entrusting your data to U.S. companies
Marc Benioff - Founder of Salesforce.com
Companies such as Salesforce.com, Google, and Amazon are making it possible to create and run powerful business applications in the cloud, and that will change the economics of the software industry forever.
Interesting thought about the problem of privacy and location awareness:
" Soon, I'll be able to rely on a mashup between Google Maps and my personal blacklist to avoid running into undesirables in restaurants. It's even possible the airlines will let me specify the types of people I'd prefer not to sit near."
I don't really think, that's going to happen, because I can't imagine people to let other people access their specific position. That would be too much of an intrusion into people's privacy.
A feasible scenario would be to provide certain people with inaccurate position, for example in which town, or in which neighbourhood you are at the moment, to arrange spontaneous meetings with friends who are nearby.
Also a statistical analysis of data is a possibility:
"And I'm sure that solitude optimization algorithms will soon help me avoid traffic on the roads, crowds at the mall, and other types of UFO swarms."