This isnt intended to be an Apple vs. PC question but more of an overall question on the progression and advancement of computer hardware. Its a forgone conclusion that computers have changed drastically since the days of the Apple ][ but upon studying for my A+ certs it really has dawned on me that for all the advancement in computers the basic method of HOW computers work is still basically the same. RAM, CPU, various buses, hard drive, graphics card, etc. All using the same basic method of communicating with the various devices that was used oh so long ago. My question pertains to where we are going with technology. Sure we are getting faster and smaller but does anyone think we are going to start pushing the boundaries of what computer hardware is. Things like organic memory. Quantum computing. Moving away from the hard drive (The last great moving part, other then the DVD drive, to still be used in computers.) to other forms of storage. But on a more fundamental level what about the method the computer talks in? Electricity and binary. Both are staples of the computer since day one. What other mediums will we be using in the future? Light as a transport medium? Its been talked about but other then some very crude demos of such tech nothing has been done on this front. I guess my question boils down to: Do you see the computer industry as a whole stuck in the rut of using the same tech its used for decades or do you feel we are truly on the cusp of a revolution in computer technology? This part is more Apple specific. I look at Apple and see tremendous potential in the future. Because unlike most hardware companies who really have 2 choices. A. Follow Microsofts lead in technologies. B. Create a proprietary method that hacks an OS to make something work. Apple is in a unique position to control both the hardware and software aspects of their future. This gives apple massive leeway in the way it steers its hardware development with the only real roadblocks being backwards compatibility with older Macs and obvious price hurtles when it comes to implementing new ideas/technologies. (Something even Apple doesnt do that frequently.) Other then that Apple is free to do what it want, how it want. So where do you see the Mac and the PC heading in the future? Thoughts? Ideas? Just curious on others feeling and ideas on where this industry is heading.