We already have wireless charging that can work at distances up to 3-5 meters.
>Unless there is a significant breakthrough in battery technology, you aren't gong to want to have your mobile device auto-connect to your system and act as a hard drive without plugging it in. It's also not going to be an option to do a complete copy of your files as mobile storage grows (it will just take too long)
"Hard drive"? What is it? You mean people earlier carried their only copy of data on a physical medium without backing it up into the Cloud? How quaint!
Probably you won't even _have_ much local data. It's already happening. All my code is on GitHub, all my photos are on Picassa, email on GMail, music on Google Music, etc. I've a backup of everything on my small NAS and I'm even going to get rid of it in favor of Amazon Glacier.
>not to mention the fact that people like to leave work open when they suspend/undock and move to a new location. you can't do that if you just move data.
Duh. Move the computation with the data.
> here I disagree with you. As long as things 'sometimes' don't work, the new paradigm is not going to take over and shut down the existing one., even a smallish minority of people not accepting the new way will keep it from becoming 'THE' way to do things.
Nope. Smallish minorities will be swept by the change. As usual.