Re: The new mainframe?
Yep, but without all of the high priests preening and primping it into glorious life.
Just a continuation of the inexorable raising of the level of the presented interfaces in all hardware and software systems over time. Thus reducing in the skills and the number of people required to get any given system to perform anything like what might be required. In other words, reducing the cost of providing those systems by reducing the required skills and numbers of people needed to implement them. Or just Capitalism doing it's thing.
Perhaps Thomas J Watson legendary quote, "I think there is a world market for about five computers" may not be too far out.