I'unno. As much as I want to love technology, I'm not sure if the induction cooktop could slowly become the next big thing. FWIW, you need to have quite a lot of pots and pans that could hold a magnet and it's only a small little device compared to a washer-sized range.
Benefits? Well, it heats up pans like no other and only a portion of the surface (depending on where the pan is placed) is utilized to heat the cooking vessel. It's also cool to the touch afterwards.
It even has its own anti-dumb deterrent by disabling the magnetic element should the vessel be removed.
But... I just can't really be open to the idea of a magnet cooking food.