CES has come to a close, and as in past years, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has shared insights from a new report into the future of the tech world.

Retail sales revenue for the technology industry is estimated to reach $461 billion in the U.S. in 2021 – a 4.3 percent increase year-over-year – according to data by CTA. As the pandemic has caused millions of Americans to stay at home and rely on tech to be entertained, connected and healthy, streaming services, 5G connectivity and digital health devices will stand out in the tech sector this year.

“The pandemic has pushed the fast-forward button on tech adoption – from our homes to our work to our doctor’s offices,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA. “While the road to a full economic recovery is long and intertwined with a complex vaccine rollout, the tech industry’s ability to meet the moment during this crisis has been critical.”

Total spending on streaming services and software is projected to reach a record high of $112 billion in 2021 (11% growth over 2020) with Video, Audio and Gaming comprising much of the growth, according to CTA. Smartphones shipments will increase 4% to 161 million units, earning $73 billion in revenue (up 5% over last year), following a year of slight declines. And, for the first time ever in 2020, total wireless headphone and earbud shipments surpassed wired headphones and earbuds.

As more people monitor potential COVID-19 symptoms and more manage chronic conditions from home using devices such as smart thermometers, pulse oximeters and blood pressure monitors, shipments of connected health monitoring devices will grow to 14 million devices in 2021 (up 35%) and earn $845 million in revenue (up 34%), CTA said. The entire health and fitness technology category, including smartwatches and fitness activity trackers, will increase 13% in 2021 to reach 69 million units and $9 billion in revenue (up 6%). Electric bikes, included in CTA’s forecast for the first time, will see growth as people remain wary of public transportation during the pandemic.

In step with the acceleration of things, McKinsey data revealed several key findings in its April 2020 report, Meet the Next Normal Consumer. In just eight weeks ecommerce deliveries soared in volume in what otherwise would have taken 10 years. In 15 days, telemedicine and virtual appointments grew 10 times what they had been. In just five months, Disney+ hit 50 million subscribers, a number that took Netflix seven years to achieve. And, in just two weeks 250 million students went online to attend school.

And these trends are still accelerating.