Currently, we are seeing a rapid rate of technological advancements. Our smartphones are becoming more versatile. Our cars are becoming more fuel-efficient. We even have the ability to 3-D printed hearts to save lives. As long as we continue to live in a world of movers, shakers, and game-changers, we’ll continue to find new ways to solve both old and new problems alike.
One area where we will certainly see a lot of groundbreaking technologies introduced is in your own home. We spend a lot of our lives within the confines of our houses, so it makes sense that we want to improve our lives and living situations as much as we can with forward-thinking and progressive in-home technology. Here is a list of some future tech you can expect to start seeing in more homes in the not-so-distant future.
You may have already seen a few homes with smart thermostats before, but it won’t be long before many more homes have these energy and cost-saving devices. While there will be a heavy investment at the initial purchase, smart thermostats have been shown to save close to $200 a year, according to Energy Star. With a smart thermostat, you can set it to turn off when you leave for work in the morning and turn it back on to your desired temperature a few minutes before you return.
Those who have kept their ear to the grindstone in terms of revolutionary tech have heard about artificial intelligence for quite a while now. So, what exactly can A.I. do for you and your home? Well, how about a fridge that can communicate with other appliances to make cooking easier? Or face recognition security features, another growing trend of home technology.
If those technologies aren’t impressive enough for you, how about your own personal robot to help keep watch of your kids, give you reminders, play music, and adapt to your preferences through proactive A.I.?
Imagine having your fridge order the food you need. While there will always be debates on the ethics of data sharing, grocery delivery companies like Amazon and Walmart are paying close attention to these trends. The data that you share with the smart devices of your home will be of great interest to the companies that build such products.
Cross Compatibility Standards
Vik Patel of Nexcess stated in a Forbes article that he believes there is a lot of untapped potential in terms of cross-compatibility within homes. “Consumers shouldn’t have to think about whether they want to invest in Nest, Amazon’s Echo line of products that support Apple’s Homekit… I expect to see greater cross-compatibility and less focus on platform lock-in.” This is one trend we are excited to see progress.
If you aren’t sold on smart dishwashers yet, how does saving 1,500 gallons a year sound? That’s what Heatworks and Frog created this year with their countertop dishwasher. Perfect for smaller homes, it won’t be long before larger-sized options become available for you to put in your own home.
Voice Control Integration
Remember when we used to talk to Siri on our iPhones and we thought it was the coolest thing ever? Well, voice control technology has made leaps and bounds since then and we’re starting to notice that in homes as well. Soon, voice control tech for your phone, TV, home audio, kitchen appliances, and even your car dashboard will soon be featured in many houses.
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