The future of automated living

There were quite a few visions of the household of the future if we turn to the Hollywood flicks. Take for example The 5th Element or Minority Report or, well.. The Jetsons.

Here’s how Microsoft et al. envision our homes in the not-so-distant future.

Future Vision Montage
Future Vision Montage

P.S. I especially liked the e-newspaper. Could that be Amazon Kindle 10?

What I didn’t like is that for some reason they still have to point remotes to an object you want to control.  Will infrared still be the king in the era of global Wi-Fi and WiMax? Sounds (and looks) silly, especially since even today we have a whole bunch of wireless protocols that could be used for that purpose (Bluetooth, Z-Wave, WiFi/Bonjour, Zigbee, Wireless USB).

About Ruslan Ulanov 103 Articles
Ruslan Ulanov is a software engineer by day and Smart Home hacker by night. He got fascinated by potential of home automation over a decade ago, when it was available to select few. Over the years experimented with smart products using different technologies from X10 to Insteon to ZigBee. Actively supports new smart home developments on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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