USB-4 merges Thunderbolt 3 with USB using USB-C cables and connectors so I suspect that's the direction this is all going.
Jeez...I remember when hardware protocols had a lifespan that wasn't measured in days.
* Apple is downplaying computers, except for the Mac Pro..."the computer for...well...not you"
* Microsoft is downplaying Windows in favor of WindowsX, folding phones, and who knows what else
* Linux is still amorphous and geek-centric
Remind me again why I sold my analog 8-track...