Does anybody think browsers might not survive? That operating systems and apps will replace them and that the internet will get more of a structure somehow?
I think in the not so distant future programs will have to be written for ridiculous amounts of CPUs ... technologies like OpenCL will probably play a role then.
IMO a seamless online experience makes sense. The whole browser technology still thinks in pages.
I personally am hoping that there will be a disruptive new technology and cumbersome web development for several different browsers will be obsolete at some point.
Then again, I also hope we will design software soon, rather than program it (abstract development without worrying about the programming / scripting languages).