Each January for the past few years, I've made a number of predictions for the coming 12 months. Some have panned out; others have not. But the task seems to be getting harder. As I sat down to write this year's edition, it occurred to me that I haven't seen this much upheaval in our industry since the early 1980s.
That point was driven home to me on Dec. 1, when I saw the "60 Minutes" segment in which Jeff Bezos introduced his drone package delivery system. While we won't see Amazon drones winging their way through our neighborhoods in 2014, it's quite possible we'll see them some time in the future. With so much going on, it is increasingly tough to visualize what will happen tomorrow, let alone throughout the year. Nevertheless, I am going to wade into the storm and make eight predictions for 2014:
Notwithstanding some of our current issues, things could be worse. Remain calm, stay focused, and keep an eye out for drones.