My 2007 Predictions

I’ve never done this before, but then I’ve never had something like before either…well I guess I had, but that was much less fluid. Anyways, without further ado and in no particular order here are my 2007 predictions…

  1. Housing market will continue to decline with flat sales and declining values. In other words, we did not hit bottom in 2006.
  2. Foreclosures will be at record highs
  3. We will see a recession
  4. Oil will hit $80+ a barrel
  5. The stock market will tank early in the year
  6. The Fed will cut interest rates
  7. A major terrorist attack will occur in US
  8. Apple with release a true video iPod with underwhelming features, but it will be cool and sell well.
  9. The iPod will be truly challenged by other media players
  10. Microsoft will support PlaysForSure on the Zune
  11. Steve Jobs will be forced to step down (a terrible thing!)
  12. Britney Spears will release a new and successful CD and restart her career
  13. Podcasting will become mainstream.
  14. Subscription music services will take off. (As opposed to iTunes buy-songs model)
  15. Downloadable/on-demand TV shows and movies will be “normal” and expected by consumers
  16. DVD and CD sales will show weakness and the latter may decline
  17. Neither Blue Ray nor HD-DVD will gain traction
  18. FCC will be forced to delay NTSC expiration dates (again)
  19. Tube-based computer monitors and TVs will all but disappear at stores
  20. You Tube will flourish
  21. MySpace popularity will decline.
  22. Google will consolidate all of their tools (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar, search, rss reader, store, YouTube, etc.) into a mainstream-accessible interface.
  23. Internet sales tax legislation will not be passed (again)
  24. I will buy a new MP3 player
  25. PS3 will be a flop.
  26. XBOX 360 will flourish and a new version with built-in HD-DVD will be released
  27. Intel will continue to dominate x86 CPU market. AMD will not catch up.
  28. Windows Vista will meet with great initial resistance, but slowly gain momentum
  29. The Lakers will make it to the conference finals.
  30. I will get off my fat a$$ and start working out. (This won’t be very hard since I do nothing now ;-)
  31. My daughter’s grades will show improvement
  32. My wife’s career will blossom
  33. My hearing and eyesight will continue to decline (C’mon I gotta have at least one slamdunk!)

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