So...anyway, here's technology in 10-year intervals as I experienced it over my life span PLUS one heretofore unknown bit of technology I predict will be part of everyday life 10 years in the future!
1st 10 years: automatic transition in cars or portable radio--meaning you could lift it off the ground.
2nd 10 years: television! (yeah....i was a junior in high school when TV arrived in the Dwyer home in Fargo)
3rd 10 years: stereo or LP records or color TV
4th 10 years: computers! The computers at work were room-sized. My first computer-related job was proofreading data cards before they were inserted into the computer to be tallied.
5th 10 years: personal computers
6th 10 years: cell phones or portable video cameras or lasers.
7th 10 years: cochlear implant or Kindle or Nook or iPad
8th 10 years (THE PREDICTION): houses and cars go solar--all of them--or gene repair (curing illnesses by tinkering with or replacing genes)
I'm leaving out a lot of things like automatic coffee makers and washers, electric clothes dryers, crockpots, nylon/orlon/polyester fabrics--things we didn't have when I was very small but are ubiquitous now. Cars have gotten swankier and fatter and hungrier, but there's not been a whole lot of change in their basic operation (burn fuel to go).
Make your own list...it's fun to think about these things. Find a way to share it with the rest of us.