Agile, Rapid Deployment, Stateless Transactions, Cloud Services are here, and are considered the new direction. Brian Marick is a Testing/Agile/Ruby Thought Leader, and Lisa Crispin is not far behind.
For traditional testers, the train is leaving the station. You better get on, catch up, or get left behind! Not every environment fully understands Agile, or is capable of implementing using that approach, but some of them are trying. Some, Like Bank of America has embraced it successfully. Stay tuned for upcoming additions and updates!