On 30 January, NKZone blogged the Times of London's recent depiction of Chairman Kim's Dissolving Kingdom. After hearing such reports for over a decade, I'm not holding my breath. Be sure to read the comments, both supporting and skeptical, to the NKZone post.
But, what the heck! I'll just hazard a wild prediction: the technical knockout will come in Round 301, let's say around 2007, shortly after the Dear Leader mysteriously disappears, leaving his video collection and fantasyland either to a half-brother, to be hailed as Demi Liter, or one of his sons, to be known as Double Shot or Weak Tea, depending on how long he lasts. Don't even think about female succession. That'll happen in Japan first.