A relatively safe thing to say when asked to predict the future of the computer industry is, simply, “Amazing”. One need only compare between what is currently available against that of only a few years ago, and the performance improvements have been remarkable.
This is only going to continue for the foreseeable future — ever faster processors with ever more memory and storage. Ridiculously fast graphics cards driving huge monitors, able to render immersive 3D environments in real-time.
But one might be forgiven for wondering at what point will it stop. Not because the industry can’t double the performance again, but because the users don’t need any more computing power. At what point are we done?
“Not yet!”, the IT industry would scream. “We’re not done yet, look what we’ve got coming!”