I'm currently in the speaker's post-conference dinner, having delivered the ppencode talk again (PDF, Flash), as well as 1/5 of the "I think, but I cannot prove" talk, where five amateur futurists get to talk about what's going to happen next. Mine was:
Because, as we know, "worse is better", so the worst scripting language is doomed to become the best.
Amusingly, Chip subsequently referred to this as the dystopian version of his "ubiquitous embedded Parrot" vision. :-)