Soon, there will be no aspect of our daily life that is not tracked, recorded and sent to places like the Utah Data Center. We will have become prisoners in our own homes, with a ‘silent witness’ riding along side of us in every car trip we take, and drones flying overhead at every swim meet and soccer game. Meet the Smart Home.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – From thermostats to kitchen appliances, more smart products are making their way into our homes. You’ve probably used a smart phone. You could be watching the news on a smart TV. But is it time for a smart house?
A smart house, or automated home, is a system that integrates electrical devices: the appliances, the lights, the thermostat. In the future, the refrigerator, coffee maker, bathroom scale in your bathroom will be part of an ecosystem that creates your smart home, says Grey Scott, the publisher of tech website Serious Wonder.
He says that by 2020 researchers predict 50 billion devices will be connected to the Web, making something like a smart home not so far-fetched.
“It’s called ubiquitous computing. So that, computing is everywhere, you won’t really see it. It’ll just happen outside of our view and the smart home is the primary stage for that,” Scott says. The average household right now spends a little more than $2,000 a year on energy bills. Supporters say the automated technology could make homes more energy efficient. source – Fox News