This is a wonderful roundup from Jeremy, who I picture circling January 1, 2022, in red marker on a giant paper calendar back in 2008 and patiently counting the days.
See, there was a little smattering of internet drama back in 2008 (weird, right?) where Hixie kind of “officially speculated” that HTML5 would take 19 years to make it to full “recommended” status (2003-2022). Seems like most web developers at the time were quite certain HTML, and perhaps the internet as we know it, would be essentially obsolete by 2022. They were not right.
Developers Speculating About the Long-Distant Future: 2022 originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter and become a supporter.