Well, world peace is a given but I do have others.
Here are a couple to start with.
The total failure of social media platforms (Blogger excluded obviously).
I'm sick to death of the reliance that (not only) young people place on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and these other newfangled communication forms. They lead to over-exposure creating a 'look at me' mentality that is dangerous. As not everyone who 'looks at them' is to be trusted these platforms can lead to fraud, identity theft, bullying and other forms of abuse.
They constantly change format so that even if you think you are a bit techno-savvy a new one or an update comes along that buggers up all the skills learned earlier.
Due to over-use any sensible employers or agencies will or should look at all the crap written on social media with a certain amount of circumspection.
My wish for 2006 is that the whole bloody lot will collapse.
The total failure of telecommunication companies
Well, maybe not the whole lot going up in smoke but I'd like to see a paring back to the basics.
The basics being:
without all the other crap created by the telecommunication giants who have their hands in the pockets of our children.
Do we really need to have this immediacy whereby people telephone, email, text or tweet information like:
"I'm on the bus"
"Wow, I just saw a yellow car"
I'd like to see these giants get back to basics and actually reinstall roadside telephone kiosks - ones that actually have coin telephones, that work and that are clean. The telcos could pair up with local council engineers and create telephone boxes like the modern automatic public toilets. If anyone stays in them too long or lights matches or pisses then an automatic cleaning system is activated and the bastard gets washed out the door.