Will point-and-shoot cameras be able to compete with camera phones? got the harsh treatment of being converted to community wiki and then closed. Should Are DSLRs a dying breed, making now the time to switch to a mirrorless camera system? get the same treatment? If not, is there an essential difference between the questions? And if there isn't, should the earlier question be un-cw'd and reopened?
These questions should be closed
No one can predict the future. Questions about future models are clearly out-of-bounds, and general questions like this should be too. The truth could end up in a way no one can predict, and no one can know the right answer now.
Additionally, these questions are likely to stir debate and arguments, which is against the charter of the site.
And, since the future is a moving target, the answers may become quickly irrelevant.
In short, I'd say no speculation:
I'd be inclined to vote to close as 'not constructive' as:
this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion.
Or even (at a push) 'too localised' as:
it is only relevant to ... a specific moment in time
However, as the discussion has been brought here, I'd rather the community reach a consensus (or kill it themselves) first (as a moderator, my vote would be binding); additionally, at least one other moderator looks like they'd disagree, as they've answered...
These questions should stay
While there is a speculative component, it is possible to provide good answers with
- expert opinion
- references to facts
- consideration of other possibilities
These answers will have a subjective component, but will still be useful to readers who do not have their fingers on the pulse of the industry as much as some of the experts here do.