- Social media will be come exponentially more incorporated into our every day lives. Facebook that connects to your DVR box and lets people know what you're watching? Possibly. Twitter connected to your refrigerator that can "tweet while you eat"? Maybe. A chip that is implanted into your head and tweets all of your thoughts as they happen? Probably not... but no one knows what the future holds for us.
- With the constant impending doom of the SOPA laws, I expect some sort of restriction will eventually find its way into censoring the internet. I also predict that if/when this happens, the outrage of the people will be heard far and wide.
- Some sort of merger/consolidation between websites. For example, if Facebook is around in 150 years (I'm not saying it will be, and I'm also not saying it won't be, this is simply a hypothetical statement), who will really need Ancestry.com? My great-great-great grandchildren could just go check out my Facebook and see exactly what I was thinking/doing/etc. at any exact moment in time. Ancestry.com would be obsolete, except in the cases of family members who weren't around during Facebook's time. I expect something similar of other websites as well.
- You know the lack of privacy that celebrities always complain about? With the internet heading the direction it is, I'm guessing that lack of privacy will soon be the same for all of us. Right now I can google anyone I want, and I'll probably find at least a small amount of information on them. In 10, 20, 50 years, when the internet has had more time to collect its goodies, who knows what information people could find about others.
It's hard to tell whether the advancements in the internet will be positive or negative. Or even if there will be more advancements. Who knows, maybe the world will be okay with where the internet is now, and just let developments stop. That's pretty unlikely to happen though, humans are curious creatures, always striving to do something bigger, better, and more awesome than the last person. Only time will tell!