The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at a study showing that the iPad is now the most desired product for both kids and people over 13. Although tablets, especially those not made by Apple, might not have lived up to expectations in 2011, their disruptive potential remains enormous. With buyers spending more on tablets than on LCD televisions, the devices have the potential to revolutionize not only gaming and computing, but also how media is consumed. Services such as the Internet might have more overall influence, but as a product, the group of industries the tablet can disrupt looms large in today's technology landscape.

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