Some other refinements to current API's, and variation's of them.
More OpenCL/DX interop..
" Maybe it will even leapfrog D3D for the first time in over a decade;"
Dude read OpenGL 4.1 specs (and DX11 specs) and DX4.3 (and DX11.1 specs). DX is playing catch up right now. (Granted those are mostly small things)