Everything has a computer these days, even simple household appliances. Some wonder whether our homes will soon become giant computerized environments as well.
In an era of technological innovation, we’re seeing more and more infiltration of high tech gadgets into the home. These new technologies promise to make our home lives easier, more comfortable, safer, more energy efficient, and even more fun.
Although it might feel like we're being taken over by Big Brother (don't worry, it's just Google), building more intelligent homes can actually help save energy and reduce environmental impact.
Instead of just being able to program your HVAC system or appliance to switch on and off at certain times, these systems may soon be able to sense human presence, and determined whether or not they need to be ready to serve.
The following infographic explores some of the potential technological possibilities we may see in our homes over the next decade.
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