I believe by 2009 q1 hard drives will be completely obsolete due to flash memory lowering in cost/gig at a faster rate. I think they are about equal already. This'll probably have a large effect on servers/ business then laptops first. Can we count on usb3.0 by late 2009 q1? That'll be awesome too. I don't know what kinda new peripherals that might bring, maybe some shit like HD webcams. Hopefully Vista sp2 is released by then. By the time usb3 comes out usb flash drives will also be much faster, and the combination of the two will make readyboost like 50x better than it is now. Windows 7 by 2010 I hope. Gates said they are aiming for performance improvements, as opposed to meaningless bullshit. Opera 10 might come out too, but I haven't really looked into that. I'm a big fan of ff3, I just keep opera installed as a back up. What do you guys think? Amirite?