I'd like to see an OS that isn't a bloated piece of crap - something like CP/M with GEM running on top of it, only 32-bit, without memory restriction, and with modern applications.
I remember doing things on an Amiga with video years ago and years ahead of either the Mac or PC back then. Don't know if it was the hardware or software...but it occurs to me that an OS as well as applications were created years ago without the bloating.
I too would like to see an OS that is elegant and easy to use without the bloat.
Opera + extensions = perfect.
I want to see speech-to-text softwares that understand every language and make real time translations. Also speech-to-speech with real time translation support can be very useful.
I use os Mac Tiger. I would like to see a damn good feature rich screen recording software. The one like Camtasia for windows. There is one software called Snapz Pro X but it is not upto the mark. They don't even care to make it universal binary.
I'd like to have a software that helps me to search in all the search engines at once.
I'd like "Virtual Reality". Remember back in the day when you'd put on some "goggles" and the world inside the computer would be interactive to your movements? Kinda like the Johnny Quest series, where they ventured into QuestWorld. now that would be cool. Kinda like the matrix, without the risk of dying.
I want to see a really nice (as in commercial) video and audio editor/creator/recorder that can incorporate 3d modelling tools, photoshop, and flash all in one program. I'd also like it to be able to export/save to nearly any file format used for distributing media. I just want one program for that. Right now I have about 50.
I'd also like to see a nice looking but low on features HTML editor. I want a nice interface but I don't want something that takes a long time to load or a stupid auto-correct feature that is always wrong and constantly annoying me.
I would like to see a software, well more like a OS that fully support multi-lingual. At the moment it's still a pain try to use software with different language. Usually they don't display correctly, or you have to reboot XP with different regional settings.
Screen readers that sound natural and don't take for ever to read a single line.
Open sourced original ATI and Nvidia drivers.