I stumbled across this article / white paper / marketing piece today and it is an interesting read. It talks about the idea of "Big Data", how big of a problem it is, and some concepts that HP is looking at to try and help solve the problem of dealing with so much information.
If you tie this back into building design and construction, you can see a direct correlation - projects are producing more and more data (BIM), cloud computing is being used for project analysis due to the power that the cloud can bring to data-intensive calculations, and the use of document/data/project management systems is on the rise due to the volume of information we need to coordinate and manage.
There's no immediate, but the article provides some things to think about. Will we eventually see a workstation generated that is specifically manufactured for virtual design and construction - down to the features built into the processors, motherboard, and memory? How well will my kids be able to play Minecraft on that same computer? All worthwhile questions to ponder.