Dont worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant future, cars will drive themselves and men may become obsolete (sorry, guys), but home will always be home. Itll just be a heck of a lot smarter.
Granted, some tech is better than other tech. No one needs a Wi-Fi-connected juice press that doesnt actually juice anything. Gadgets that offer real utilitylike a smart oven or open source furniturestand a better chance of becoming ubiquitous. If youre skeptical, think of it this way: In-home refrigeration was the crazy, newfangled invention of 1913. Now, few among us can imagine living without it.
What will the home of the future look like? We took stock of the most exciting tech-forward home products on the market. Its only a matter of time until at least some of these come standard in every American home.
The High-Tech Living Room
Thirty-nine million Americans now have a smart speaker in their homesthats 1 in 6 peopleand all signs indicate this figure will only creep higher with time. In the living room of the future, smart speakers will be a central feature, with newer models connected to every element in your home, from the lightbulbs to the lock on your front door to the thermostat. They will become so essential you wont think twice about plunking down $400 for one.
Watching TV and movies will be a wildly different experience. Why devote precious square footage in your living room to a giant screen when you could have one that effortlessly rolls up away and out of sight, like the one LG Display debuted at this years CES? Or you may choose not to have a TV at all and opt instead for a superhigh-resolution short-throw projector that turns any white wall into your own personal movie theater. Sonys new $30,000 model would fit the bill, assuming the price tag comes down.
In the coming years, itll be much easier to design your living space. Apps and online platforms such as Modsy and Hutch will use virtual and augmented reality to help you visualize how a couch or chair will look in your home. Youll have lots of options: Modular, open source furniture will dominate interior design trends, taking the lead from Ikeas Tom Dixon-designed Delaktig couch, which has more than 97 different configurations. Choose wisely, because youll be spending more time on the couch than ever: Facebook Inc.s forthcoming living-room-geared video chat device will reportedly use smart camera technology to make people on both ends feel like theyre sitting in the same room.
Also, expect your living room to be even more of a central hub than it already is. Deliveries will arrive here instead of on your front porch, thanks to Amazon.coms new Prime service, which will let verified delivery persons carry goods right into your home.
And dont for a minute think ultramodern gadgetry is only for the younger set: Homes for the elderly will be outfitted with internet-connected gear that allows adult children to monitor their aging parents.
Smart Cooking in the Kitchen
Ultimately, the goal of kitchen technology wont be to do the cooking for you. Itll just make you a better cook. Smart ovens such as those from June will be outfitted with cameras and digital thermometers, helping you monitor your food as it bakes. And instead of just hoping the “medium-hot” setting on your gas range is hot enough, smart skillets will take guessing out of the equation by sizzling food at a precise temperature, which youll set on a connected app.
Smart refrigerators will help reduce waste by letting you know when the carrots in your fridge are about to go bad, and offer up several recipes for them to boot. The smart fridge from LG will even send cooking instructions to your smart oven. Meanwhile, 3D food printers will help you create intricately shaped pasta, and smart-technology-equipped ice cream makers will automatically sense the hardness of the mixture within and keep it ready until its sundae time.
Tech Enters the Bedroom
The latest wave of home-focused technology is about making everyday life better and easier, and that begins with a good nights sleep. Sleep trackers such as Eights smart mattress and smartphone apps Sleep Time and Sleep Cycle will use sensors to measure your sleep metrics, while smart alarm clocks like Amazons mini Echo will help you begin your day on the right foot with time, weather, and news.
Need a gentler wake-up? The smart aromatherapy alarm clocks from Nox Aroma will sense when youve reached your sleep cycles lightest point and release a wake-up scent of your choice.
Once youre up and moving, its time to get dressed: Your closet will be filled with clothes you dont just wear. They will actually interact with you, tracking health markers and habits. Among them: MadeWithGloves still-in-development smart gloves, which promise to detect skin temperature and provide heat accordingly. Your clothes might even change shape or color based on your feelings, as will the Sensoree mood sweater, now available for preorder.
And if you want a new wardrobe, you wont have to even leave the house to find the best-fitting clothes: Amazons patented mirror will let you virtually try on outfits from the comfort of your own bedroom.
Yes, Even in the Bathroom
In the future, spa-like experiences at home will be the norm. No need to draw your own bathyour digital assistant can do that for you with smart shower systems like those from U by Moen. High-tech tubs such as those from Toto will induce relaxed brain waves, while nose-geared gadgets like Olfinity will let you program and control your own aromatherapy session from your iPhone while you soak.
Sound far-fetched? Remember a decade ago, few of us could have imagined being so attached to our smartphones, let alone ordering groceries off the internet or barking commands at a digital assistant. With time, even the strangest things can become normal.
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