with flexvolt or High demand batteries I suppose it’s possible you could make a powerful screwgun that would be non impact but still run down large screws or even lags.
I mean like a larger drill/driver item but only for driving - produces say 800 in-lbs (or so) and a clutch slipper - runs in 3 inch number 9 screws with easy - but no impacting noise.
In theory that could happen.
I think the first think you will see is more of the customized programing for running drills, taps and screws. I mean I never thought of running a tap with a cordless drill but having seen it done smoothly - well why not.
so you have your one key or tool connect etc and selected program in your smartphone - and now your driver is programed to run in 6in lags in wet pressure treat. later that day new selection it’s running in deck screws
etc etc - same with drills. drilling sheet metal program A, drilling through hardwood 4/4 program G, etc.