Thanks again to Janne K. for his "CoIP Blog." For those closely following all things communications over IP, be sure to bookmark Janne's CoIP Blog.
Below is a pair of videos to illustrate where things are heading. The operating system will disappear, the browser is the only interface you'll need, real-time communication becomes rich and smooth, and the old-fashioned phone number will become one for the ages.
We're getting close.