Over the weekend, I was thinking about some of the technology changes that my house has gone through. 120 years ago, the house was heated with coal burring steam radiators and 3 fire places and gas pipes in the wall supplied lamps and with the fuel for light.
Today my wife and kids watches cartoons on Netflix, streamed off our blu-ray player, wirelessly connected to the internet, and shown on a flat screen TV. I check on our 5 month old when he starts crying in his crib with a wireless camera showing an image and sound on my iPad.
Now my house is not as cool as this one built in the 50’s but it has still undergone some changes.
But even with the motion detection light switches, wireless internet, and CFL light bulbs, it is only a fraction of what could be possible with home technology. Some of today’s full home automation systems allow a person to control every outlet, speaker, light, and dozens of individual electronics with a push of a button on a smart phone. Here is an example...
What do you think people would have said 120 years ago if we would describe the technology that we have in our homes today? What will the tech look like in our houses in 50 or 100 years?