The title of my thread comes from Francis Fukuyama's famous political science theory that I studied extensively in college. Essentially the theory goes as follows: Once humanity eventually discovered that Democracy is the best system for government, there really wouldn't be a "next step". This would signal the end of human social evolution, and an end to time and history itself. Anything after will become marginalized, irrelevant, and not worthy to even look forward to. As you can probably imagine, I am applying Fukuyama's theory to computers in general. Have we finally reached this point? I looked back and noticed that computers, and namely laptops, have recently seemed to have hit a brick wall in development. The last real innovation I can point to is the SSD hard drive. And I really can't think of anything else in the horizon that's really going to be a game changer as far as laptop computers/MBP line is concerned. This is a kind of bittersweet observation, just as Fukuyama noted with his theory in world politics. While yes, we're technically reached the optimum level of advancement.. but this means there's nothing more to look forward to. The fact that Apple hasn't made any solid advancements in the MBP line besides the customary processor upgrade every year speaks volumes about how the theory is true. Goodnight sweet prince, it was a valiant effort. Should we weep or should we rejoice?