"The days of the repairman will be over. What we'll find are self-servicing, zero maintenance products that are completely interwoven with other products so that the idea of say a refrigerator as being somehow separate from an oven, which is separate from a dishwasher will be completely gone. They'll actually be interconnected and intelligently talking to each other." Sounds wacky? Wait, there's more. Here's a Maytag guy talking about washing machines becoming obsolete.
"When you get to nanotechnology and computing at a molecular level, we'll be able to have clothing that seeks out stains and bacteria and actually erradicates it as we walk and as we move." And at Nike, designer Ray Riley says they're really thinking about anti-gravity sneakers... really!
"Someday. I mean any problem is solvable. It just takes time and money." Some things to ponder, for the next millenium.