One of the few products I can think of where the price tends to go down rather than up is computers and other electronic devices. Sometimes when you see brand new technology the price might be a little steep at first, but as time goes by the price drops. Remember when CD burners first came out? DVD burners? Blue Ray? All of them were a little too spendy to run out and buy when they first came out. As time went by the price slowly dropped. For instance when DVD burners first came out they were slow and expensive, somewhere in the neighborhood of $400-$500 if I remember right. Now you can get one for $30-$50.
Computers, same thing. I remember my first computer costing somewhere around $1000-$2000. It didn’t even have a CD player in it, not to mention a burner. Although it was a decent computer in its day, it would be considered an antique today. Now you can get an entry level computer suitable for the average home user for $300-$500. Notebooks, laptops, netbooks, and many other electronic gadgets and gizmo’s the same thing has happened. The price has dropped substantially over the years.
It is kind of strange, but it is the only product field or line I can think of right offhand that this happens to be the case. Just about any other type of product the opposite tends to happen. The price increases over the years, and more commonly at a much faster pace or rate than it used to.
Many products were built and made much better back in the day. I still have and use computer speakers that are 15-20 years old. They are heavy duty with great sound. I wouldn’t get rid of them for anything. How many people can say they have computer speakers that old that still work? Not many I’ll bet.
What will technology marvel us with next? Good question. Only time will tell.