I mentioned the other day the whole envelope thing. Like how in the future perhaps applications will just be deployed with everything they need wrapped around them (OS). You just deploy them to your cloud of computers. They can be x86, RISC, whatever you like. The OS can be whatever you like.
Patrick Logan called these applications from the future "little jars of formaldehyde".
How great is that!?
If he made that up, wow.
This would solve all sorts of problems. ALL SORTS OF AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL PROBLEMS!!!
Sure it might bring a few along with it, but SO WHAT!?