As a child, I was really, really looking forward to the 2000s because we would have helipads and awesome flying cars, and the only drawback would be that our privacy would be given over to nebulous electronic surveillance methods. Well, we’ve turned another page on the calendar, it’s 2008, and STILL no helipads or flying cars, and basically the nebulous electronic surveillance is used to sell me stuff in Gmail. And, to further confound my predictions, I LIKE IT when Gmail tries to sell me ski gear when I e-mail someone about an upcoming ski trip. Who knew Big Brother was so cuddly?
Needless to say, my powers of prognostication are not very strong. Luckily the people who read this blog are much smarter than I am (not because you the blog is making you smarter, but rather it seems to be something that you are bringing on your own).
So, inspired by Maya Reynolds’ recent post on PW’s 15 predictions for 2008, I thought I’d ask you to put on your crystal balls and look into your wizard hats: what are your predictions for 2008?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say:
– political books will be popular
– celebrity books will be popular
– self-publishing will continue to be heralded as the next big thing without actually becoming the next big thing
– no flying cars
What do you think?