I think it's interesting how the 'industry' follows what the 'experts' say, even when the writing (to the contrary) has been on the wall for quite some time.
HTML5 is 'the future' not only because it is a superior, albeit embryonic, technology, but because the foundation is being laid across the world of tech right now.
Another win for HTML5!
A widely used online game and longtime Java ally is ditching Oracle's security-plagued programming technology. Your move, Minecraft. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.