Discussing the Red and the new Sony xdcams is germane to the thread, as this thread evolved into a discussion of what the hell
You don't have to be clairvoyant to see where stills can and probably will go.
If you've seen the FX trailer of The Shield, where the lead actor is shot like a still that moves, ramps, and changes to particle dust, you can see the power of the "15 second" still.
After all, we are now viewing 15 second stills on the computer and in some way are moving them, from a mouse click or a page turn.
Everybody I know talks about the viability of print, computers, video, film, etc. etc., and all the conversation about cross over.
To me cross over is not just limited to the type of camera, or the traditional thought of shooting for cinema, or broadcast or print, but the fact that the skill set and talent for shooting a beautiful still can translate into a beautiful moving image, even if the movement is subtle or small.
Let's face it the whole idea of art, either for commerce, editorial, personal or fine art is to grab the viewers attention.
I am not suggesting the end the still photography, but more the beginning of a combined and new medium.
Once again if you want to sell me a camera, give me something I can't obviously do with my present cameras and the mention of the RED probably does fit into the discussion of medium format backs, considering that the costs and complexity, even workflow are comparable.