Woohoo!  The end of the year is upon us, and in usual style, there are a lot of tech predictions on tap for next year.  We’ll be waiting until our final post of the year (next week) to push ours into publication, but here’s what we’ve found while snooping, err, browsing, the world wide web –

Tech Industry Predictions for 2016

  • Let’s start with Leo King, at Forbes – he’s running a Women In Tech Predictions column this week – the article is worth the read, whether you’re a woman in tech, know women in tech, or just happen to be reading your news online.
  • FutureTimeline has a laundry list of things on tap for the upcoming year, all nicely laid out, in – you guessed it! – a timeline…  some of them are pretty far out there from a believability standpoint, but if you’re looking to kill 15 minutes on your commute, tee it up and have a browse through it.
  • TechRadar has limited their list of predictions to pre-release news on CES standouts, though they do have a few predictions mixed in with the reporting.  If you’re not going to CES – now that they’ve started charging for tickets and warning of metal detectors and bomb sniffing dogs (which truly doesn’t inspire us to want to go now), then here’s the first article tailored to keep you up to speed while you’re at home in a turkey coma.
  • QuantumRun is like hitting the jackpot of all predictions!  Take a few minutes to explore their site, they’ve literally got ideas about nearly everything going on here.  Self driving cars (boo to California’s newly introduced legislation today, can you say bought and paid for by auto lobby???!!!), healthcare advances, and climate change are all included – not a huge mention of more menial things like ad blockers and mobile wallets, however.

And of course, don’t forget the most important prediction of all for 2016, no matter who is doing the soothsaying – mobile first!  Mobile second, mobile third, even…

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