Can the battle of rich content delivery platforms determine the future of the web?

The future of the web platforms is not just a fight for developer mindshare, it’s also largely a fight for the consumer/producer audience that is the media user. Speaking of content, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter in some ways are the big contenders. If both Google and Facebook would put their weight behind HTML5, the development platform debate could be reduced to HTML5 versus Silverlight, and Flash will be pushed to a niche and legacy corner.