Grading Future Technologies

Have long-hyped technologies of the future finally arrived?

Julie Jacobson · January 20, 2010

I’ve been doing this for 15 years.

And for all of those years uninspired marketers have touted their products as “the future … today.”

When it comes to consumer electronics, when are we in the future?

By some parameters, I’d say we’re there.

By others, not so much.

Here we rate the technologies and their “future factor,” including 3D TV, digital content, voice control, gesture control and more.

The maximum rating is 5, while the lowest rating is 0.

Click here for Grading Future Technologies.

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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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