Q. Can I install OEM on a virtual machine (VMware)?
A. You may install OEM in a virtual environment as long as you have a separate license for each instance of the software. It is fine to use the OEM version as long as it is properly licensed. To be clear, a separate version of software must be installed for both the “standard” and “virtual” installations.
(from http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/Pages/support-faq.aspx ) So you can't use the same OEM license for both the host and the guest (which makes sense), but it appears that you can use the OEM license on the guest only. I have no idea whether once installed on physical hardware if you can transfer that license to a VM. Why do they make this so confusing?
For Windows operating system software licenses acquired through the OEM channel, the Windows use rights are outlined in the Software License Terms that accompany the software. These license terms provide use rights to run Windows locally on the licensed device in a virtual operating system environment (OSE).
May not happen in our lifetime, but it's not so far out there as to be impossible either. Think of the Human+ movement.
If only they were armed... oh wait.
And then stuff like this is just so wrong you have to wonder if anybody is in control of their mental faculties at the NRA. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/05/03/1961871/after-child-shooting-nra-conference-peddles-guns-for-kids/
I'm a gun owner and strongly anti-NRA. I support strong background checks, gun restrictions (caliber, rate of fire, and magazine capacity), and closing the private sales loophole (iow, requiring background checks in all situations). I do not advocate hunting except in certain circumstances (and I don't eat meat anymore which is part of that) or teaching children to shoot. Teenagers start to become old enough and responsible enough for that.
The NRA tends to think of guns as the solution to a lot of problems, which means now you have new problems. I also do not share the thinking that our guns would be sufficient to fight off the government. "Well-regulated" is very important to me.
My other responses on this thread give a couple of NRA policy examples... making a home shooting range for children as well as trying to arm schoolteachers. Both would be funny if The Onion wrote them. The fact that Americans really want these things is frightening.