The Year Ahead

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Think of it. Corporations spend millions on analysts, consultants, and trend spotters to get a peek at the future of technology. We at TIME Digital give you our predictions for free (er, don't forget to glance at that banner ad at the top of the page).

Here are our guesses highly educated ones, of course at what the year in technology has in store for us.

1. Wireless The year 2000 will bring the death of the cable. It's in the air: people are tired of having to plug things in. Look at Apple's iMac-friendly wireless AirPort hub, or the Palm VII, or the continuing development of the wireless standard known as BlueTooth, or hand-held Internet devices such as the RIM Pager. The technology is there. The desire is there. Plus, it's actually useful. MORE >>