As 2009 comes to a close, we keep looking at the best of 2009, the past decade and million other things. So I thought, it might well be interesting to look at what are the things we can look forward to in 2010. Here is my take on it:
1. Touchscreen tablets – Those who have used the iPhone or the iPod touch know the ‘awesomeness’ (a pure fanboy lingo used there 😉 ) associated with the user experience associated with the device. It is widely expected -atleast in the crazy world of tech-blogs that Apple would debut its Touchscreen tablet (size range 9 to 12 inches) in the New Year, perhaps even as early as Jan 2010. Whats more, another device called the JooJoo, though mired in controversy, has already started taking pre-orders. Its a capacitive touchscreen tablet worth 500 USD. Now, why is this something to look forward to? I strongly believe that the keyboards we are using today are the biggest impediments with regard to non-English languages coming onto the internet. How I would love to blog on strat/other blogs in Marathi or Hindi, even Sanskrit maybe! 2010s may well be the decade when we see a lot more people adopting the internet as a medium of communication in India and touchscreen tablets can be the tipping point of that revolution thats coming through!
2. Commonwealth Games – Delhi- Most definitely from an India perspective, this is THE thing to look forward to in 2010! Not only the actual games, but also the infrastructure, the pace of development and the buildup to the same. The pedigree which India achieves as a host of Commonwealth Games would go a long,long way in getting the Olympics in India. While as a nation of billion people, everyone acknowledges that Olympics cannot NOT be held in India for long, but still, India should earn the right to host the event rather than the event being given by the IOC. I would most definitely go to New Delhi for the games, when they happen.
3. Stand on climate change – While the Copen Hagen conference didn’t quite live up to the expectations, climate change hopefully will be the issue where the world takes definitive steps. While we agree that the issue is a complicated one, which would have major implications for every nation involved, the whole world realises the need to resolve this burning question. This speech by Obama brings hope, but what may actually materialise is a matter of speculation.
Thats my 3 things! You can add your 3 things in comments section. Lets discuss what 2010 may hold for everyone of us as we bid farewell to the first decade of the 21st century!