Here is an very interesting article which is talking about what our life might going to be in the near future.
Basically, most of the trends shows due to the apple company and their skirts effect to other industry, our life will occupied by touch screens in the near future. (base on the internet, of course) All the information display will be a little different alter by the devices we use.
It is a quite interesting topic because it means the requirement for UI and information designer will increase. Sound like a good mews for me? Maybe I should think and practice more about the catalogue of symbolic study which more related to the subjects like this.