This post is actually quite a worthy one on an interesting subject, but I have had two goes at finishing it and I am now over it. There is enough there for you to get the gist.
For me, it has ceased to be interesting to wonder where technology will take us in the future. Expect the unexpected and I am pleased that people only take up the technology that suits them, not just because you can.
More interesting to ponder is what is stubbornly holding out against technology.
Here is a short list. Add to it if you can think of one or two.
Number one must be my Mum.
Whizz bang feautures of basic appliances. Did the rot start when micro wave ovens started to have buttons to press to reheat certain types of food? Who has successfully used them? Who has bothered at all? I just checked ours for the first time. It has a setting for jacket potatoes along with express defrost and defrost. I am sure microwaved jacket potatoes are delicious, if they don't explode.
We all like our feature packed mobile phones. What do we do with them? Mostly talk and text.
Our HD LCD tv has many, many features. Unfortunately they compromised on the one feature I use a lot, the sound. I have played with the many features, but never actually use them.
The computer could be a book in itself. All I want to do is web browse, download 'music' and email and some occasional simple word processing.