The evolution of the smart home has begun. Smart thermostats, devices that understand you and respond to your biological makeup, smart televisions, your wardrobe and washing machines are just a few of the technologies being adapted into the future home.
It’s fair to say technology has progressed considerably in the last few years. We could only dream of smartphones in the 90’s, but we’ve still only scratched the surface of what’s possible. We can now control our TVs, lights, heating and schedule recordings of our favourite television shows from our workplaces on smartphones – but what will our homes be like in 5, 10 or 20 years from now?
Forget the current crop of smart thermostats and smart security systems – and learn about the real smart homes of the future.
Kitchens with built-in interactive touchscreen stovetops will link to the internet and will let you access social media and recipes whilst cooking. Our eating habits will change as the kitchen evolves – 3D printed food will make snacking easier than ever.
Have you ever had a spark of interior genius and fancied a change of scenery at home, but that pesky radiator, boiler or clothes airer has held you back? ‘Invisibility cloaks’ that disguise ugly furniture making them disappear will solve all your problems. Not only that, fabrics of the future will have the ability to change appearance, colours, patterns and textures by intrinsic smart yarns changing the soft-furnishings game forever.
Modern tech will be abundant in our future homes. Every room will be enhanced making daily tasks effortless, simpler and more efficient; the smart technologies will smoothly harmonise our digital and physical worlds at home.
Struggle to sleep? In the future there’s no longer just an app for that, there’s a bed designed to settle you into a perfect temperature and change firmness. Personal Bathroom GP’s will be able to discreetly take biological readings for illnesses. Biometrics and wearable technologies will be the norm with our personal heartbeat rhythm a way for our homes to identify us. This is the amazing home technology of the future where everything is connected and everything is integrated.
Finding out about some of the technology we can expect to see in the coming years makes today’s smart homes feel rather disappointing in comparison, doesn’t it? Welcome to the home of tomorrow.
By Laura Brothers