First there was this attempt to create a 100 Dollars laptop for students of less privileged countries Now comes the effort from India to develop a full functional HIFi Notebook PC for a cost of 10,000 to 15,000 INR. Its an attempt to create equal opportunity for all and bridge the digital divide which exists in India and else where.
Also lot needs to be done in the field of User Interface which is most probably going to be a any language voice input or control via brain electric waves. Research is already on in this field and lot more is expected in the coming 1/2 a decade.
I hope we are able to accoomlpish the goal of having 1 laptop in every house by 2014, so that e-commerce and education can take a good leap ahead. Also I hope that we are able to build in same capabilities even in the Mobile to build a business network where every one in the world is connected to every one else by just a two node social network.