Every person that grew up watching Star Trek, Beyond 2000, and similar shows must be pretty disappointed by the broken promises of the brave new world in which advanced tech solved every one of humanity’s problems. Here is a comforting thought– Although humanity is still hopelessly stuck in the 20th century, technology made a giant leap forward. Today, we have our smart communicators, we have our virtual reality, and technology is making life better and more convenient on a daily basis. Not bad for a consolation prize, right? Let us see, then, how we can turn our homes into the monuments to that convenient futuristic awesomeness with these few upgrades.
Temperature Control Sheets
If humanity’s entire history led to the point when the U.S Army will develop tiny capsules that absorb the heat when their surroundings get too warm, or release the heat when it is too cold, and made the fabric out of it, it was well worth the wait, because now we can use that fabric as bed sheets. Joking aside, this neat gadget/piece of fabric will prove to be of tremendous use to people who live in areas where weather changes on an hourly basis.
Let us spend only a little more time on the topic of temperature regulation. Essentially, smart thermostat will do everything temperature sheets do, but for the entire room. Using the small wireless sensor, this device will gather the info about the temperature, adjust the thermostat and keep it on until the room has been warmed.
Smart Home Lock
Sure, everything tech may look more vulnerable to breach than the good old “iron”, but do not let the first impression deceive you. Some of these locks include traditional keyholes, features aimed at preventing the burglars from guessing the passcode based on the smudges on the screen (e.g. inclusion of two random digits at the beginning), and tons of other useful features traditional locks cannot brag about.
Smart cameras are an essential part of every smart home, and a giant contributor to your home’s security system. They are capable of recognizing your family’s faces, recording the information of who arrived when, and notifying you when they detect an unfamiliar face. A tad bit Orwellian, but very useful nevertheless.
A gadget that turns Muggles into wizards. Seriously though, how many times did you wish you can operate your house by waving your hands? If you obtain a smart ring you can do exactly that. This very useful (albeit clunky) wearable will allow you to program a set of gestures you want to use, connect the ring with your other smart devices, and unleash your magic upon them.
Automated Home Theater
Of course, it would be very hard to imagine a high-tech home without an automated high-tech home theater setup that can be controlled with a touch of a button. Fortunately, according to people from Universal Home Theater, home theater automation can be easily pulled off even if you were not building your house with such an ambitious setup in mind.
Finally, all these smart systems aimed at improving your home’s convenience would not be so convenient if you would have to operate them separately, right? Enter smart home hub that will integrate all of them and put them under its control. Just remember one thing, although these devices are made to work with wide variety of different gadgets, it is strongly recommended to check the compatibility before you make any purchase.
You see, in the end, it turned out that not every promise was broken. The world is filled with awesome tech that can make your life much easier. It is up to you to turn your home into the small futuristic hub you have always dreamed of and wait for the humanity to catch up.
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