If any advancement is needed its with kite pumps, they are a joke! They are heavy, clunky, take up too much space when travelling and they seem to break so easily, im sure anyone who has been kiting a few years has more than a few broken pumps in their garage.
I rekon we are finaly reaching a peak in kite design but the only advances i could see coming are in stronger lighter materials that pack down really small. Maybe no bladders anymore either then no need for kite pumps
I like the idea of split kiteboards for travelling, havent seen or ridden one but definately think this is headed in the right direction with airport charges and everything. It is always my biggest piece of kiting equipment.
Electronics on kites is interesting but if it hasnt turned up on windsurfing in all these years then i doubt it will happen in kitesurfing. I like keeping it simple plus i have trouble working the dvd never mind an electronic device on my kite,