CNET published a fantastic article on what to expect in the next 5+ years with photography. Examples to expect to see in the future: Dept of Field (DOF) adjustments after the fact, changing the focal point in a photo, extraction of detail from multiple shots,3-D images, and High Dynamic Range (HDR.)
I mention HDR, but it is already used in post processing by small groups. Currently it requires extra shots of a scene be taken on a tripod, and the data is combined after the fact with computer software.
Read and see more about it here:http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9882019-39.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20