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Cisco this week released its Visual Networking Index – a report that tracks internet traffic patterns around the world.

It predicts, among other things, that internet traffic will surpass 1.3 zettabytes (one trillion gigabytes) by 2016.

But the biggest story here, as it increasingly will be, is mobile. Mobile traffic will rise steadily and explosively over the next four years, Cisco projects. While the compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for fixed Internet and managed IP hover at 28 percent and 21 percent, respectively … Cisco expects that the CAGR for mobile data will be a whopping 78 percent by 2016. The Internet, increasingly, will be portable.

MORE: The Future Growth of the Internet, in One Chart (and One Graph) (The Atlantic)

Regarding their online interactive timeline, the New York Times sez:

Since no supercomputer can yet predict the future, we need your help. Readers are invited to make predictions and collaboratively edit this timeline, which is divided into three sections: a sampling of past advances, future predictions that you can push forward or backward in time (but not, of course, into the past), and a form for making and voting on predictions. The most prescient prophet might receive an iPad 2 in 2050. But if the past is any guide, this prediction will almost surely be wrong.

Fun though. Make your stab in the dark here.