> From a ux perspective I cannot wait for more UI of; engaging, active,
> predicting, reducing, suggesting. More of a UI that knows what I want and
> works with me to find it / get it / launch it.
> I question what roll an IxD'er has in a design that off-loads so much work
> from the User... limited at best?
Not necessarily. Predictive/suggesting/anticipatory UX still needs
informed design decisions around what is to be suggested, when, and
how. Otherwise the Clippy syndrome will quickly set in. :)