Choose an existing hardware device or software capability not commonly available in today's computer systems but one that you could expect will become readily available in the next few years. Think of four new novel computer applications that this addition would enable. Write 'em down, turn 'em in. We'll discuss these in class on Tuesday.
Two examples that might have made sense to describe in 1980 would be the mouse or bitmapped displays. Some of the things we demonstrated in class on Thursday would qualify for today.