Automatic future homes are something we’ve been anticipating since the 50s, but only now are we starting to see those things happen. From the tech acquisitions of Google to small startup businesses. Here’s the future technology we want to and, hopefully, what we’re going to see in our homes over the next few years.
Thermostat settings are often the cause of arguments in the home, and dodgy-stat settings can leave you with some red-hot bills if left on, unattended, for too long.
The most recent UK housing fact file shows that the amount of households with central heating has increased by over 10 million in the last 20 years, so getting the right form of central heating for your home is obviously an important part of living.
If you’ve been on the internet this year then you’ve probably heard that Google bought Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2b, and their flagship product at the moment is their Nest Thermostat.
In short, it can recognise your desired temperatures, based on time, weather, and season, know when you’re in or out, and save you a lot of money by efficiently programming your central heating in the winter (it does cooling in the summer, too).
While the thermostat is available in the US, it hasn’t made its way over here yet, but we’re counting down until it arrives.
The race is against Japanese engineers in Waseda University, who have already created something towards that, the Twenty-One Robot. It can already adhere to voice commands, prepare food, and provide nursing.
We’re aware that we said ‘wish you had’ in the title. You may not necessarily wish to have your well-established toilet design tampered with for another few hundred years, but this one is designed to prevent disease so it is, at least, worth a mention.
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