There have always been benchmarks you watch to gauge the march of technology --Processor speed, number of channels available on cable, maximum screen size, etc.
I must have fallen asleep for ten minutes, because they're putting 10 megapixel cameras into phones now. Camera Phone Plaza has pictures of the little wonders:
The camera phones are exactly like the models holding them for the photo: Fun to think about and look at, but available only to people with more money than me in a land far, far, away.
But no longer... impossible.