From today's next expansion announcement (named Rubicon):
What I wrote back in January:
Forget POSes, Make POPsNo need to thank me. ;)
My proposal is to leave POSes alone as they are for now and instead develop something new for the sandbox: Player Owned Platforms
These platforms would allow players to setup bases away from stations in potentially hostile territory without the massive overhead that even a small POS incurs. They would be far more accessible to newer players (and we know that perks your ears right up, eh CCP?) while giving new content to old players to try out.