Monday, December 5, 2011

A Prediction

Here’s my technological prognostication for the tail-end of 2011: Sometime, say, within the next ten years, electricians will begin hard-wiring USB ports alongside standard electricity plugs in new and remodel construction, to keep up with our demand for electronic gadgetry that recharges through USB ports. This will also lead to better in-home hard-wired networking, which is of course already being accomplished through Ethernet ports and such.

With wi-fi, of course, the networking thing might not be as obvious or necessary. But I can see the USB-for-charging ports becoming commonplace. Though part of me still thinks there’s an application here for those fools who went out and bought “Internet-ready” refrigerators and other kitchen appliances.

Of course, who needs a hard-wired fridge when you’ve got that little man in there to turn off the light?


Brian said...

They already do. I so need one next to my bed.

Mister Fweem said...

Amazing. But $24.95? Even on sale? Well, prices will fall, right?