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Thought this was kind of interesting. The one thing we know for sure is that the world of the near future will make present day's leading edge look like the stone age. Constant change is here to stay!

Exclusive: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talks to Computing

On the future of the PC

Computer users are increasingly turning to new devices for accessing key applications and information. PDAs, mobile phones, even digital TV, are all changing attitudes towards the ubiquitous PC. But, not surprisingly, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates still sees the PC – albeit a very different one – as the future.

‘The PC will be able to recognise speech, you will be able to use ink with it, and it will have a camera capability so it can see what is going on,’ he says.

‘The tablet form factor will be something you just take with you to meetings. There is a lot to be done. The PC will be a phenomenal device compared with what it is now.’