My colleague Brent shares some interesting thoughts on which direction PHP could go forward.

Let's take, for example, the debate about strong types in PHP. A lot of people, including myself, would like a better type system. Strong types in PHP would definitely have an impact on my daily work. Not just strong types, I also want generics, better variance and variable types. Improvements to PHP's type system in general would have quite the impact on my programming life. So what's stopping us from reaching a solution?

https://www.stitcher.io/blog/what-php-can-be