From a slightly different perspective, maybe a look *back* may give some clues to the way forward...
I was heavily into imaging from the late 90's to 2008. Had all the expensive toys, was getting images published, etc. Then the big recession hit, I wound up having to sell all my stuff, and unfortunately got completely out of astronomy for 10 years. Got back to a point where I could get back in just this past December.
So what changed in those 10 (nearly 11) years?
Guiding. In 2008, StarlightXpress had their first "mini" guide cameras (1.25" eyepiece size), but they were CCD, they were noisy, and they were expensive. The ST-4 was still in wide use. Only the high-end SBIG cameras had a second chip integrated in the camera body for built-in "off-axis" guiding. Guiding software was MaximDL or...not much else. 10/11 years later, PHD2 is free and widely available, CMOS eyepiece-sized guide cameras are cheap and plentiful, mini guide-scopes are readily available and inexpensive. The idea of guiding a 1000mm FL scope with a little 50mm f/3.6 guidescope in 2008 was ludicrous...now it's common place. Guiding is SO much simpler/easier/cheaper now!
CMOS cameras. No cooled CMOS cameras existed in 2008. The 6MP, APS-C sized CCD camera I used at the time (StarlightXpress) was over $3k in 2008 dollars. The 16MP Kodak chip wasn't available. The vast majority of people shot with chips similar in size to my current 183MM chip, but with vastly less resolution and at a much higher cost. Since then, CCDs had a better run (with bigger, higher-resolution chips coming out), but then CMOS came along and turned all of that upside down -- in cost, resolution, read noise, etc.
Mounts. Oh, yes, there were inexpensive GOTO mounts in 2008. They were total crap for the most part (especially for imaging). I know, I owned a couple of them! When I got back in and saw the iOptron CEM25P mount for $900, with its payload and features and guaranteed < 10" PE, I could hardly believe it. Other mounts have evolved spectacularly/had new models come out as well. And what is perhaps the most impressive evolution...an AP mount doesn't cost much more than it did 10/11 years ago, it's as if AP completely ignored inflation! Amazing!
SGP/NINA/Voyager didn't exist then. 'Nuff said.
There are others, but I think that makes the point. There have been a few "revolutionary" things occur, but most of the changes have been better gear at lower prices, better software, and better use of already existing technology. I suspect the next 10-20 years will likely be quite similar