With the prices of Solid State Drives constantly falling nowadays, do you think video game consoles could go back to a cartridge style game loading?
The main reasons catridges were phased out in the N64/PS1 era was because CD prices were much cheaper and they could hold more data. However, cartridges always did, and still do have by far very fast load times. (example, go play Chrono Trigger for SNES with a cart, then go play the PS1 version. Opening the menu alone takes at least 3-5 seconds on the PS1 while it came up instant on the SNES).
If SSD prices do rapdily fall in the near future, they will have the additional benefits of extremely fast access times, and increased reliability since there are no moving parts. Think they could replace disks?