Back in the 60’s a person visiting Disneyland could take a look at the home of the future. It was a display house that looked like a cheese or cake with pieces cut from it and featured what Monsanto futurist and engineers of the 60’s believed would be the most common house hold appliances of the future. The house mostly featured plastics from Monsanto but the point is that the dream house of the future consisted mostly of conveniences that made cooking and cleaning easier.
Now more than half a century later the real house of the future isn’t that much different than those built back in the 60’s. Houses today are still mostly designed the same way as they have been for many decades. What is changing is the availability of the tech you can add to your house.
Take home security for example. New home security systems allow you to remotely control who enters your home and even track it. Virtual keys grant access to your space and provide you the ability to set time frames for visits. The auto-lock and auto-unlock features can unlock the door as you approach and automatically lock the door behind you after entry.
With smart home technology you can control everything from mood lighting to when and where your favorite playlist cranks up. There are window shades that allow you to keep rooms cool in the hottest months and can be controlled from anywhere in the world.
Even cleaning your home has changed. There are now cleaning devices that scan and map your rooms and methodically clean your space. You can even start the cleaning from work with the available app and return home to clean floors.
The house of the future didn’t quite arrive in the way that Disney and Monsanto had envisioned but it has arrived none the less. The difference is that instead of it being a complete house, the house of the future is arriving in pieces.