At this time of year everyone is discussing what the next big search stories and innovations might be. It's great fun reading all the speculation. Of course, some of us have a much better idea than others. The search engines themselves are offering little peaks here and there (or not so little in some cases).
It took a visit from Google for me to crawl through the snow, travel on two buses and make it to work today. As is the case with everyone else in such a privileged position there's nothing more that can be legally said.
I think John Battelle's 2006 predictions have been especially good. John's certainly a man in the know, too.