In this industry section, we present largely a practical view of the years ahead for electronics technology. More often than not, futuristic predictions of 50 years out are likely to be the proverbial "pie in the sky." So, to keep our look ahead well grounded, we used a decidedly different tack to surmise the future of technology and the industry. We begin with a number of key industry leaders expressing their views on the business and technology challenges in the offing. Next, a noted futurist provides a glimpse of what the future holds 50 years from now. Finally, we predict many of the wonders that electronics technology will bring for people, business, government, and fun.