Predictions are funny things. On one hand, they’re a mug’s game — either sufficiently obvious to be worthless to the reader, or wild guesswork. On the other hand, it seems to be entirely human to try to guess what’s coming next. Taking wild guesses about the unknowable is both interesting and fun.
So it is with some amusement that we present Timothy Lee’s predictions for 2011, regarding policy and technology. We cannot help but find the stark, sad and humorous set of predictions incredibly awesome. For instance:
Multiple Wikileaks alternatives will pop up, and pundits will start to realize that mass leaks are enabled by technology trends, not just by one freaky Australian dude.
For our part, we predict that if we ever encounter a bag of Tortilla Chips in Jeanelle Mak’s packaging (above), we will buy it. We like tortilla chips, and that’s one awesome-looking bag.