Golang seems promising. I've been following this lang since its first release. It might take time to be a very good competitor to other programming languages.
One brilliant aspect of Java and .NET I see is their designers chose to create their own Virtual Machine so that other programming languages can run on it. Now I see Scala seems to be a very good competitor to Java. It can run on JVM and it has better syntax/concept and very promising chart progress on Tiobe.
To make this topic more specific, by Future, I only scope its scalable usage in various prominent industries as well as for campus and government.
As golang compile to machine code, my question is will golang support multiple languages? Like many languages can run on Java and .NET VM. I can't find other than these 2 environments example that don't have VM but directly compile to machine code like C/C++ or Go Lang.
Or probably like how FP languages have been inspiring so many other languages this far.
If golang really is promising (just like Scala) I would invest one or two of our programmers to learn golang. So far, I just support them to strengthen their concepts instead on OO(A)D, FP, and Theoritical CS to get their fundamental strong enough to face any language progress in the future.