In the future, the home will be full of technology that adapts to our needs and wishes. A smart home makes life easier, but it also raises fears. Welcome to a tour of your future home! You may have spent the day at work, unless you’re one of the ever-growing number of people who make a living from home. It has been snowing during the day, but that doesn’t bother you. The snow robot has cleaned the snowdrifts from the yard. At the front door, you don’t need to dig for keys – all you have to do is wave your hand in front of the electric lock, and the microchip installed in it will open the door.
At the same time, the chip will wait for you in the lower lobby of the elevator. It smells like coffee inside. The kettle has learned to recognize your home arrival time and prepares coffee after detecting your arrival near home. The lighting and temperature have also adjusted themselves to suit the time of year and day. The one when you jump on the sofa and ask the smart wall to find the latest episode of your favorite show.
You prepare dinner from a piece of meat you grow at home. The smart oven recognizes the raw material and cooks it to perfection without your help. You don’t have to read the recipes from a stained cookbook anyway, they are reflected in front of your face on the smart wall in the kitchen. Since the whole wall is like a giant computer screen, after cooking you can change it with a new digital wallpaper with one touch.
In the evening, your toothbrush checks the condition of your gums and teeth and sends the information to your dentist. The cell phone beeps the reminder message from your car that you need to check the battery charge in the morning. The technology doesn’t rest even at night: while you sleep, the mattress sensors measure your sleep and wake you up in the morning exactly when your sleep is lightest.
A few ten years ago, our lives were very different from today. There were no cell phones or internet. The idea of a machine cleaning our home seemed. However, smart technology has quickly become an integral part of our everyday life. Robot vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers work hard in many homes, and no one cares about them anymore.
Technology is already in use that enables, for example, the virtual matching of furniture sold in an online store to a picture taken from one’s own living room. Changes are not always expensive or difficult to implement. For example, many lamps already have a chip that enables remote control of the lamps after a short electrical connection.
If turning on the lights requires an instruction manual, a traditional switch is a more attractive option than a smart system in many people’s opinion. Believes that the real breakthrough in smart technology in homes will happen when we don’t have to think about device operating systems and adjustments. Smart technology is already being used in many public spaces and workplaces.