Joanna Glasner writes: "... Intel's view of the future looks bright for consumers, however, it might seem downright blinding for some of the industries that stand to see their businesses upended by the new technologies it is endorsing -- namely telephone and cable television companies, and possibly Hollywood. ¶ Much of the vision Intel demonstrated this week is predicated on an assumption that wireless internet networks will eventually be ubiquitous and ultra-fast, enabled by a technology called WiMax that allows for citywide broadband networks. Instead of the services we use today for voice and video, we'll turn to wideband audio and new systems for transmitting movies online. ¶ Intel's disruptive bets go beyond wireless technology. This week, the company took a stake in internet phone phenomenon Skype, which has seen some 150 million customers download its software for making free calls anywhere in the world. ..." Link: Wired.