What is your prediction? Will we see fewer upgrades in the future? Will we see more substantial firmware upgrades? Given that Canon and Nikon need to continue to sell products, do you think they will become more aggressive at selling lenses, strobes and other peripherals? Will you spend less money on photography in the future, or will you just spend it differently and how?
I see the future in firmware/software competition, with the advent of mirrorless and evf plus faster processors there is no end of "smart photography" if a company isn't conservative (that means you, Canon). Imagine:
- focus peaking in vf - no more shallow dof af problems (unless tracking)
- shutter speed prediction based on subject's movement speed and distance
- aperture/dof prediction based on subjects you mark or automatic scene evaluation
- smart af - "please always keep the subject's eye(s) in focus"
- smart tracking - "please track the object with the green feathers, no matter where I point the camera"
- mirrorless 100+ fps and automatic sorting depending on image iq (Magic Lantern already does a bit of that, but with limited resolution and only in lv)
- configurable mirrorless on-sensor metering - will make zone metering look like stone age
Other than that, I see me taking much better pictures than now in the future :-) not because of better gear, but because I learn every day and try not to forget too much - the dslr systems have certainly reached a point of "good enough" like with my 60d, so it's good that there is no need to worry too much unless for recreation talk on CR :-)