Which authority do you have to talk about the future?
None. And all.
The same as anyone out there. If you are talking about academic credentials, you may be interested in going through my profile. Apart from what appears there, I have read quite a number of papers and books of almost anything relevant to the issue, and played with some of the most exciting technologies that are around the corner.
But, of course, in the end nobody can predict what will happen, so please take my words with a grain of salt.