December 09, 2011
| by Lisa Montgomery
Technological advances in the home happen at a fast and furious pace. It seems like only yesterday we were popping CDs into players and pecking away at banks of buttons on remote controls.
Those “old-fashioned” CDs and remotes may have a little life left in them, but what’s more common—and much cooler these days is to stream songs from the cloud to your stereo system and swipe a touchpanel to channel-surf.
This radical evolution in high-tech took only a few years, so what can we expect to see in home technologies in the near future? We asked several industry experts to forecast what’s in store for us in home audio, video, control and networking. Here’s the scoop:
Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.