The end of year report on speculative technologies that will rise dramatically over 2006 are discussed in an interesting article from Mercury News called: 'Top 10 tech trends for 2006'
The report discusses the increase in WiFi blanket coverage of larger and larger areas, as in cities, to be possibly replaced by WiMax which may become the technology to provide global 24/7 'always-on' coverage. If so then this will be a great step upon the breakthrough needed to provide access of information to all people.
And with the European Galileo satellite being positioned and coming online over the next decade we will see global coverage a possibility. With such detailed global mapping, this could lead to both revolutionary interactions and communications. It will also impliment technologies of greater surveillance and tracking - until nothing is outside the mesh. An attempt to map all uncertanties?
2006 will be a year of great change in terms of possibilities...lets keep a watch!