There are in principle NO advantages to a multiple monitor setup. I
While bendable displays are all the rage at CES at the moment, one advantage to a multi monitor display is that I can position the different displays on different planes. That is a bit difficult to do with a single display. Multi monitors haven't held back the monitor industry. Rather television has
For a group of citizen explorers, without an affiliation to a scientific institution, this is a daunting endeavor.
I think this could just be amended to "For a group of scientists this is a daunting endeavor." Of course scientists attached to a legal institution can probably draw on the help of other resources and people who know how to jump through some of these hoops. But they still have to deal with the same legal issues.
A lot of the old games will have effectively lapsed now simply because their owning legal entities ceased to exist,
That isn't true. ownership doesn't "ceased to exist" When a company goes bankrupt, it has assets that pass on to someone. No computer software copyright has "effectively lapsed" Of course that doesn't mean we know who owns the copyright. Many times a corporation might even know they own the copyright.
Have you reconsidered a computer career?