I was asked today where I thought podcasting was going. After browing through the tons of crapcasts that are out there I think that it is safe to say that much of the current hype around podcasting will eventually die out and a number of very real, very powerful and very specific killer applications will emerge.
Doug Kaye's Vision of the Future is perhaps the most exiting possibility I can see. Another killer idea would the application of podcasting to education. For example, imagine what would happen if major universities started syndicating lectures for their students; imagine what could happen if employees could subscribe to corporate training podcasts; imagine what could happen if grade school and high school students could subscribe to podcasts from their schools. Education on demand could be a powerful thing.