It's dangerous to predict the future. I'll take that chance and risk being wrong! Here's what I think is a cheap prediction.
Within 10 years, all new appliances, home electronics, and gadgets will be equipped in the factory with wireless networking, probably of a sort that meets whatever the Wi-Fi standards of the day are. This will mean that this equipment—and more, practically anything you can thing of—will be able to
Exchange information with other devices. For example, your burglar alarm can “talk” to your smoke detector and your stove.
Receive commands from across a network.
The benefits of these two abilities are greater than you might think. They include
Greater automation because all kinds of machines will be better ...