My prediction: As being online gets cheaper and easier, smart toys will start appearing that making playing outside as cool or cooler than sitting on the couch. Off the top of my head:
- Bats, balls, gloves, and sporting goods we haven't thought of that automatically record your stats and measure your records against your friends, and the world at large.
- Action figures that allow kids to take part in grand adventures, shared by other kids all over the world.
- Geo-cache style park games, played by individuals, small groups, or as part of a larger world-wide campaign.
Who wants to sit in from of that stupid screen all day, anyway? It doesn't *do* anything!