Here's one the techies seem to have missed: solid-state instant replay for TV.
Sure, you can record it and replay it on your VCR, but it's a hassle just to be able to go back a minute to see what you missed when someone farted too loud, or you spilled your beer in your lap. Your TV should constantly record the last minute in a bank of memory chips, and, at the touch of a remote button, play it for you. A split screen would be a nice touch, so you don't miss the present.
Instant Ramplay is not just for sports fans (or sheep farmers)...use it for news reports,
'Baywatch' scenes, soap-opera dialogue...anything you didn't realize you wanted to
pay attention to until it was too late.
WHO SAYS TIME TRAVEL ISN'T POSSIBLE?
Chipmakers will have a whole new ram market (not to be confused with bull and bear markets) besides helping computers keep pace with the Microsoft memory-hog programmers!