At the end of every year you always see the lists of top images and stories of the past year. Here are a few of the images I am looking forward to seeing at the end of 2006:
-George W Bush being convicted at his impeachment trial
-Karl Rove’s perp walk and subsequent conviction in the Valerie Plame leak case
-Republicans loosing control of both houses of congress in November
-Tom Delay convicted on all charges in his corruption trial
-the final US troops returning from Iraq
-the RIAA announcing all file sharing lawsuits are dropped and previous settlements are refunded
-Record companies announcing they will never use DRM again and repudiating the DMCA
-prices of online music downloads being reduced to the point ($.20-$.25 per song) where file sharing of music becomes pointless except for old out of print recordings.
-More people listening to podcasts than Clear Channel radio stations
-The Thomas Moore Law center is disbanded and all intelligent design efforts are abandoned.
-Software and business model patents are ruled invalid and are permanently rejected
Clearly some of these items fall into the realm of fantasy (like the RIAA giving up on drm), but some are definitely things that could happen this year. What are some images or stories you would like to look back on come December 31 2006?