Is thunderbolt the future? I'm betting it is. I remember telling my father in the late 90's that something was going to come along that would be 'plug and play' ... and when USB started to emerge, I knew that was it. There was a time when USB wasn't used much, but now the multi-million dollar industry of flash drives, not to mention almost every time of hardware you can think of, all relies on the USB device.
I am going out on a limb and suggesting Thunderbolt, and not USB 3, is the future. Thunderbolt is an amazingly fast I/O device that I think is going to change external devices and how we connect them to our PC's and Mac's. While current devices are in the hundreds of dollars price wise, this will change when it's more widely accepted and produced.
I created a page here at PRO since I believe it is such a big part of the future, hoping to grab some folks out of Google searches looking for information on it.http://www.pronetworks.org/thunderbolt
What are your thoughts on Thunderbolt? I'd love to hear them.