This is the first post on this new ZDNet blog and I want to thank the ZDNet team for offering me a spot here. This blog will be focused on emerging trends and their possible consequences on our lives. I started my own blog on this subject, Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends, in April 2002 and there are about 1,300 items of interest that you can find there. You'll usually find there a long daily post and occasionally some shorter items. Enjoy reading and let me tell you what you think. Roland.