The DRM of tomorrow will involve DRM parternships where one piece of protect IP can key itself off another. Thus, if even one item on your system is pirated (whether it be cracked or not) it will get foiled as long as there is one item in the system that you use that isn't cracked (whether it be the OS or something in your hardware or whatever). It will, as a practical matter, make piracy virtually impossible.
This isn't real clear to me. What are programs in the hardware or whatever? Are you saying that the programmers are going to write into the code of every piece of software an underlying program that checks everything on somebodies computer to see if its pirated? I don't think that is realistic. I am not trying to argue with you, I just want some clarification.