Future of Smart Homes Know Everything
The home of the future will know your every want and needs; it can even save you life, a futurist has claimed.
20:26 06 June 2018
Futurist Tom Cheesewright has claimed that smart homes of the future will know you like nobody does and that it will be so in tune with you that it will be able to tell your mood and preferences and act accordingly.
He said: “Imagine a voice assistant, owned by you and operating on your behalf. One that knows you so well because it picks up on your health data, it picks up on your social graph, it knows where you’ve been – it literally knows you inside out.
However, he admits that there are challenges to be overcome to realise this technology. One of the biggest is keeping all smart devices powered. Right now, they either require rechargeable batteries or a connection to the mains.
But Mr Cheesewright is confident that battery technology would immensely improve in the next 5 to 10 years. He said: “Three other waves of tech will have been completed in 50 years. Wave one is that the need to have a battery, or a mains power connection, will have gone away.
“We’ll have extraordinarily small, high capacity batteries, charged by picking up ambient radio waves. It won’t be just appliances that are smart in your home, just about everything you buy will be smart in 50 years. Clothes, shoes, your toilet roll – literally everything.”
He added that the home of the future could even save our lives. “In the future your toilet will be your doctor – one of the really good ways to understand what’s going on inside your body is to analyse your waste, basically. So, I can absolutely see smart toilets being a thing.”