I always hated the flippers. I wanted to see things get torn apart, not just flipped over. For my bot I think it would be cool to have a swarm of smaller bots that get released from the main bot. Each can latch on with magnets and then just start drilling in while the main bot pounds away with a big spike hammer.
The other change I always hoped to see is for them to use AI instead of remote controls.
I always carry my Leatherman skeletool in the small pocket of my jeans. Fits like it was made to go there and doesn't get in my way. I absolutely feel naked with out it so I often check my bag when I fly so I can bring it with me. That said, the cutting hook will probably cover 85% of my cutting needs (no so good for food prep though). I'm seriously interested in this. I do use my pliers quite a bit though. One issue I can see with the screwdrivers is the reach though I think it would work in most of the cases my skeletool works.
What tool would I like added? How about a led flashlight?
As much as I'm looking forward to this other advances have made it seem less important. Many of my things that used to be usb are now wireless and I no longer have a bunch of usb hard drives attached to my machine since I started storing / backing things up to onedrive. Even small flash drives aren't used as much anymore. I used to have to often sneaker-net log files etc from one system to another but now I just have them sent to a shared onedrive folder.
Having one cable to connect a bunch of things will be nice though. Bring on the progress, I say!
@Jason818:Nope. The Star Wars game does look like it's going to be good even though it's a year out. I still play more PC games than Xbox games but I'm looking forward to seeing what MS does to improve Minecraft on xbox. The 360 version wasn't all that great.
I get nostalgic for the games I played back then. Doom over coaxial network with friends and the original X-COM are at the top of the list.
I also miss the CS dept computer lab where I spent much of my time back then with its rows of UNIX terminals and a person on the other side of a little window who would give you the code you printed out.
But mostly I miss the bright eyed optimism of youth I had back then when so many roads yet untraveled lay before me.