...Then it came back up with the question, "Who would dominate that industry?" Further thinking revealed to me that it would once more be a battle of Microsoft vs. Competitors, in which Microsoft would probably dominate the industry. But what would that be like? What issues would that have?
Can you imagine having a version of Windows in your brain? What would happen if it crashed? Would it have disastrous effects, or just be a nuisance? On one hand, if it was built correctly, it would just be a nuisance:
"Wha-? Oh, hang on a second guys, my brain just crashed again... Almost got it... Aaaand, we're good. You were saying...?"
But it could also be horrible:
"So, there we were, standing in the rain, waiting for a taxi when she looks at me, right? Well then I say 'Hey, Babe. What's your na-...Na-...Na-...Na-..."
"Um... Jack? Jack? 'Ello, Jack, you there? Oh @!#$%. His brain crashed! Quick! Someone, call an ambulance!"
Of course, in the case of this situation, any hospital worth its cost would probably have a team of engineers on hand 24/7.
Another possible situation would be that of a brain crash being fatal, in which case they would most likely put in several redundancies, failsafes, etc.
So yeah. That's my brain in the early hours of the morning for you... Thoughts? Comments? Something? Please don't tell me I'm the only one who has seriosuly considered this... -.-