Nikon man Thom Hogan has published his predictions for 2009 — a must-read, as are his predictions from previous years. This year's edition is peppered with company-level predictions due to the current economic crisis. He's not affiliated with Nikon in any way, but is an astute observer. It's a dense read; block out 20 minutes or so.
Remember, these are opinions. But the man makes a lot of sense.