The history of computing is littered with will-never-go-aways that went away (anyone remember Ashton-Tate? Borland?) and will-be-everywhere-forevers that weren’t around for very long (anyone here still use WordPerfect? How about Lotus 1–2–3?)
I don’t have a crystal ball. You don’t have a crystal ball. No one has a crystal ball, and IT is notorious for relatively long periods of relative stability before changing direction on a dime.
So trying to predict the IT future is a fool’s game.
You either adapt to its changes, or you help make them…
…But trying to predict them is impossible.