Are we there yet?

The IEEE Spectrum magazine of February 2008, in an article on 60Ghz silicon transceivers, said:

The electronic devices in our homes and offices will be chattering furiously and wirelessly in another five to 10 years.  Cables will go the way of the buggy whip.

I certainly hope this is true, but today, 22-Feb-2008, I’m wondering if this will be true with another technology like optical instead of electro-mechanical means.

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  1. Well we’re getting there… I have Amazon Echo devices in all of the major rooms of the house.  Last Sunday, 2018-02-11 I purchased and installed a Nest thermostat to control the heating and cooling which I can do via an app on my iPhone 8+, or via voice in the house via Alexa.  And today, I ordered some Philips Hue light bulbs which I can install and also control via Alexa or Apple HomeKit

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