Below is a paper I wrote in my first quarter of college, back in 2004. I thought I would share it because it makes several references to technologies which were very experimental or didn't even exist at the time but have since come to be fairly mainstream. In particular, the last two paragraphs make several references to technology such as smart watches, smart appliances, checking weather on a device, voice activated computers, etc. which are all fairly common and growing in popularity now that the "internet of things" is beginning to really take off.
This is how you connect an HDTV to a computer or laptop in order to use the TV as a computer display. You can do this to play games, Netflix, Hulu, etc. on your TV or to setup a TV as a second or only monitor. The best case scenario would be that you have an HDMI port on your computer but a DVI port or even VGA port can be used.