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Rex Sorgatz's annual predictions on Fimoculous — 30 product launches, acquisitions and cultural events of the coming year — are as canny as ever. And as witty. And sometimes, extraordinarily, simultaneously canny and witty. He forecasts Apple's iTV will be a hit, but the iPhone will never arrive. "Cuz the iPhone is like God — if it really existed, you wouldn't care that much." But our favorite prediction, about Linden Lab's much-hyped virtual world:

17) Second Life. Robots invade and kill everyone. Turns out "everyone" is 5 kids in Tallahassee.