What are some major accomplishments/failures you think we are going to have in the next year?
I think that WiMax is going to be released (talk is that sprint and clearwire are working on this). One WiMax account can get you internet access anywhere; no wires, no hotspots. They plan to be able to blanket cities and regions with wi-fi. Sprint bought the 2.5 GHz spectrum, thus no interference from home or business networks.
So my prediction: Buying internet from local cable/satellite companies will be eliminated. We will be cruising around in the passenger seat of a car posting on the cult forums. Internet access anywhere for a monthly fee similar to what you are paying now.