Appendix D. Future Stuff

It’s difficult to say with any degree of certainty what home networking will be like 3, 5, or 10 years from now. The technology just moves too fast to really know. Think about what home networking was like just 10 years ago. If you had guessed then with any accuracy about what is available today, you would be a gazillionaire by now. We can, however, take some guesses about general trends and—who knows?—maybe we’ll be right and we’ll be gazillionaires in 10 years (of course, by then, it will only be worth zillions):

  • Everything will get smaller and more integrated—. OK, this one is a bit of cop-out as far as predictions go. Just look at the last 50 years—with the exception of toasters and SUVs, everything is smaller. Toasters ...

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