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While some technologies for web development have changed rapidly -- the rise of Node.js based IDEs, for instance -- others have remained stationary. The use of image formats has been static for decades, with the largest shift being from GIF to PNG (and arguably H.264 for animated content). That doesn't mean there aren't options vying for market share, with Google's WebP being one contender.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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While some technologies for web development have changed rapidly -- the rise of Node.js based IDEs, for instance -- others have remained stationary. The use of image formats has been static for decades, with the largest shift being from GIF to PNG (and arguably H.264 for animated content). That doesn't mean there aren't options vying for market share, with Google's WebP being one contender.