The interesting point that Glenn makes is that the web is ten years old or so and ten years ago we could never have predicted what we see today nor indeed control it. The web has 'emerged' from "lots of smart people, loosely coordinating their actions with each other". Quite a phenomena!
This is how Glenn concludes the article:
As the world grows more interconnected, more and more people have access to knowledge and coordination. Yet we continue to underestimate the revolutionary potential of this simple fact. Heck, we underestimate the revolutionary reality of it, in the form of things we already take for granted, like Wi-Fi and Google.I am sure he is right - its a safe bet. But what are we going to see over the next ten years now that we have a few clues - is it any the more predictable?
But I'm not a wild-eyed visionary. As a result, I'm going to make a very conservative prediction: that the next ten years will see revolutions that make Wi-Fi and Google look tame, and that in short order we'll take those for granted, too. It's a safe bet.