Look at the pic for a minute. Absorb it. This is why we expect/demand a shiny new future; we are used to it. Continual change is our constant. You’d almost expect riots if computer’s stopped getting faster every year and gadgets getting smaller and cheaper. Moore’s Law becomes Moore’s Revenge?
Now go read Mr Stross’s thoughts on this, as he explains just why “trying to second-guess the near future is increasingly impossible”.
OK, you can go back to your cat now.