Where's the software
And what do you do with 10 TeraFlops? Email?
Seriously, the amount of compute power is increasing so rapidly, that the mundane can be done with waste cycles. So, unless these super-books are only going to be used by 10 PhDs at the National labs, we need to cover some other bases.
When do we see some innovations that need that power? Perhaps some of the software people chasing YouTube with the 'next great social network' might do something more creative.
How about speech I/O (No more finger-tapping on my TomTom); bio-sensing packages for paramedics and home use; auto-diagnostic software to go with DNA read-out chips; auto-drivers for our cars; and don't forget voice-based query with real irrelevance filters for Google - I'd strangle any system that read me 200 results before I found the right one!
Of course, cloud computing and ubiquitous wireless may make all that irrelevant in my laptop. Perhaps Google should spend a few dollars and give us a voice platform and APIs for any app.That could be a windfall for them, and resolve the technology issues in one fell swoop.