From the latest Inscriptions Journal. This prediction # 5.
The makers of high tech digital dental systems such as electronic charts, digital radiograph and digital impression systems will continue to generate output in a proprietary format that can only be used by their systems and cannot be transferred to other units or to independent labs. They will adamantly maintain that this is for the benefit of the dentist.
Read the article, I can say with complete certainty the ten predictions will come to pass. Although some of them may seem a bit obvious if you get the message from each prediction you will make better choices in 2014 about the future.