Using the "shortcuts" that are used nowadays (emoticons, internet abbreviations, email formatting, memes, social media sharing [Pinterest, Facebook, Google Plus, "tweets" and the like) as a base, can we use these as predictive tools to say what comes next?
You might find this paper interesting: http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/16/introduction.html
From the abstract:
Empirical research on language is limited to the analysis of linguistic usage in the present and in the past. The unavailability of future linguistic performance makes it impossible to draw any certain conclusions regarding developments which lie ahead in time. It remains to be seen, however, whether all predictions are necessarily purely speculative: a growing body of empirical research on language variation and in statistics seems to suggest that linguistic change is subject to certain regularities, e.g. regarding the typical S-shaped growth curve observed in processes of change. At the same time, a multitude of disruptive factors may lead to unpredictable developments.
This introduction gives an overview of the current state of discussions on this issue and points out the main questions which are addressed in the various contributions.
So the answer would seem to be: maybe somewhat.