Imagine a design where you run High Speed sata SSD STICKS drives directly to the motherbard. No wires. of course they would have to include power into a new Sata port to make it wireless. Now with a mini MB you can reduce size of case even more. I imagine like 8 or more sticks stacked at the front of the mother board. I love it... No Wires to drives.
Last I checked, you need to have a license for Windows 8 Enterprise edition to install Windows on the go. This caveat greatly limits the number of people who can use this drive for that purpose. Basically, if you're not part of a large corporation with expensive licensing agreements with Microsoft, you're never going to see Windows on a flash drive.
Microsoft needs to move to a portable 'terminal' based infrastructure. I would love a world in which everyone's copy of Windows was carried in their pockets with all their files and data, and things like corporate security was actually done in firmware or under the OS layer, which would be brought by the end user.