All these thoughts about consoles makes me think about how, in Star Trek, when the captain has to leave the bridge, he tells the highest officer remaining "You have the con(n)"? I have no idea what "conn" really means.
Based on the totality of my entertainment choices throughout my life, I am convinced the end of the world will consist of some horrific ecocatastrophe exacerbated by giant robots. The soundtrack of the eschaton will be dubstep alternating with J-pop ballads.
But seriously, is anyone really going to pay more for backward compatibility? Does it really make sense for them to spend money on developing an emulation layer when they're probably going to lose money on each unit sold and have to make those losses worth it by selling dev kits?
I think the Commodore 128, released in 1985, the same year as the Commodore Amiga, was an object lesson in how slavish devotion to backward compatibility will kill your platform. The Commodore 128 had full Commodre 64 emulation, so hardly anyone developed C128-specific software, and the C128 flopped.
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"…Tomorrowland is kind of being taken over by Star Wars — which is great, but it’s called Tomorrowland. Star Wars is a galaxy a long time ago, far, far away. Star Wars is not about our future." - /Film http://www.slashfilm.com/damon-l...
On the other hand, I think Google Faceplate would make a lot of sense. If you have to wear something to keep your head from explosively decompressing in the vacuum of space or imploding in the depths of the sea anyway, you might as well have a smart display.