We have only scratched the surface of what we will eventually do with computers and automation. Meanwhile, some seem to want the technology to stagnate, to become a "mature industry," when it is far from what it could be. The future is going to provide all sorts of advances in hardware and software, but will upcoming consumer innovations be hugely useful, as they could be, or so constrained as to be useless?
It doesn't seem to matter what certain protected businesses do, they know they can count on a bailout. For example: General Motors (GM). Like certain other manufacturers, it produced millions upon millions of junk cars. It was willful in its disdain for the consumer. But it skated clear, dumped a bunch of obligations, and poked its ugly head up again, thanks to government. It is legally a different company, but with mostly the same old idiots at the helm, so what's changed?
It's confusing. Why is anyone still working with just Windows and Microsoft, when these great alternatives are here? There are plenty of options available so that we can completely avoid Microsoft applications and its miserable Windows operating system. To make matters yet better, there are many, many open source products that are of high quality, and of course, easy on the budget.