I thought the teapot was immune to the march of technology until I laid eyes upon Kochurov Evgenii's modern teapot concept. This teapot is designed with a hopefully heat-resistant touchscreen that displays both the temperature of the water and its weight in liters.
As home coffee machines have become more and more advanced, tea kettles have stayed relatively stagnant from an innovation point of view. A tech-savvy teapot like this could really go a long way in aiding tea's slow but steady rise back to prominence. Kochurov Evgenii's design makes it brewing a pot of tea easier than making a cup of coffee.