Death to PCs?
How long before the Xbox comes with the ability to run desktop apps?
Growing numbers of people - look at facebook, send a few emails, watch a few movies and do little else, while having a massive screen in the living room. For many of them a PC or even a tablet is superfluous and could be replaced by a games console with a wireless keyboard with trackpad and a proper browser.
Even in the world of corporate, next gen consoles (with an admin option to prohibit game playing) instead of desktops, that can be "repaired" by simply power cycling with cloud based / centrally held data storage would sound attractive to many a PHB interested in culling IT staff and contracting out perhaps to a microsoft support service, meaning the company pays for delivery, installation (plug in cables etc, activate network connection and done) and support (phone this number in case of any issues), In case of unit failure,a swap in swap out service could be arranged with Tesco or something (24 hour availability for one), phone a number, get a code, walk in, give them the code and the broken box, walk out with a new unit and simply plug in the new unit, tesco or whoever gets credited and a replacement unit supplied direct to them.
Many bad points, but a plus point could be an increase in home working, log into live and get secure access to your work profile through direct access or similar.
I'll be surprised if something like doesn't appear in the next couple of years tbh.
fire as it will likely be a bonfire of the IT sector if that happens.