What will the future of housing look like?
The humble abode hasn’t changed too much over the past two decades. Of course, more and more homes have smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, but generally housekeeping is still pretty standard.
My question – when the heck can we expect Disney’s Smart home? You know the one. He has screens for the walls, soaks up spilled milkshakes on the floor, and chooses your outfits for you.
Disregard the whole kid part tinkering with the AI so that she becomes too obsessive with my dear dad and may or may not have tried to kill a child. We are here to focus on the positives and think about the future of housing.
More smart objects
Ok, so realistically our future homes will be a lot smarter. Smarter gadgets and smarter integrations. With things like smart thermostats, we’ll definitely see our homes start to better monitor things like temperature and air quality.
The Internet of Things will become more robust and more and more systems will become intertwined. Take showers at the same time every day? Your home may start heating the bathroom 15 minutes before you enter. Smart lighting will become the norm, with automatic and automatic dimming options when entering or leaving a room.
In addition, we will probably see an expansion on the home robot. Robot vacuums will be smarter and more efficient, and we might even see robotic furniture that easily adapts to different scenarios. A company, Ori alive, already has transformable furniture, but this is just the beginning.
To protect all those smart objects with sensitive information, you can also expect virus protection to move from your computers to your entire home.
To help power all of this, solar energy will continue to end up in more homes (and cars). Companies like Dcbel are already working on this problem, offering solar-powered systems that can power both your home and your car.
Smart homes, smart materials
Moving on to the outside of the house, it’s time to see how we’re going to make these houses. The world’s population is constantly growing, so the need for more homes will continue to become an issue. But with that comes the question of how are we going to make the houses and where will they go?
Maybe we’ll get a kick in the ass Tokens Space Needles in the future, but until then we’ll need more realistic options. Sustainable housing will be a priority, with building materials that are not so harmful to the environment. Cement, for example, is terrible for the environment and contributes enormously to greenhouse gases.
Companies like Mighty buildings are already looking to the future, using 3D printing to build large portions of houses, while being extremely environmentally friendly.
There is a good chance that actual homes will also get smaller, especially around cities, as space will continue to be a factor. Small houses have been a huge fad for a few years and this format could become less of a niche market and more prevalent around the world.
10 years? 20 years? 50 years?
So when might we start to see a change in housing? Well, this is already happening to some extent and as technology continues to improve, creative people and businesses will find new ways to implement technology into homes. As long as this semiconductor shortage ends.
All in all, right now it’s hard to predict what the future of homes will be like, but it’s safe to say that technology will continue to integrate more into households across America and the rest. of the world.