If the popular misreading of Mayan mythology is correct, we have fewer than two more years left on this Earth. That leaves precious little time for the tech industry to develop and perfect of all the cool technologies that sci-fi authors have dreamed up over the years. Still, while a December 2012 apocalypse may spell doom for the commercial viability of hovercars, it doesn’t mean that the next couple of years in tech will be dull — quite the contrary. 2011 is already shaping up to be a banner year for tech and web innovation.
Below is a list of over 40 websites, apps, companies, gadgets and technologies that the editors of Mashable() think that you should keep an eye on over the coming year. None of them let you zoom through the air over traffic, but they’re definitely all worth a look.
Be sure to click through to each article to see our full write ups on individual entries, and let us know in the comments what you’re looking out for in 2011