In the end, I think people have a finite use for technology. No amount of new gadgets will interest my sister unless she can see their uses, like e-mail and printers. Heck, I'm quite the geek and *I* have no interest in many of these gadgets.
Now I do believe that art and gadgets will grow closer. Right now, retro is in. You can get some very pretty, 50's style fans. Isn't that the weirdest thing with all our technology? But it's not. They imply a world without high tech (which is very ironic), which is how many people see their own lives.