The first "speedcabling" competition recently took place in Los Angeles. This new geek game is based on unraveling the rat's nest of wires found beneath most computer desks, as people connect an assortment of storage, scanner, printer, camera etc to their PCs.
But this may be a short-lived "sport" as Wireless USB, complemented by WiFi and Bluetooth, emerges as a solution to everyone's below-the-desk Hyperconnectivity challenges.
Briefly Wireless USB (technically USB3.0) is a hub and spoke technology, creating a cluster of up to 127 devices. To achieve up to 480Mbps (equivalent to USB 2.0) at distances up to 3 meters, Wireless USB uses low power ultra-wideband (UWB) transmission over an extremely wide spectrum (technically from 3.1 to 10.5 GHz), and will coexist peacefully with other wireless technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth.
I don't know about you, but this would definitely eliminate a major headache for me.