Here are the “technology trajectories” that will change our homes in the near future, according to an article in The Futurist.
1. Adaptive environments. For example,having ‘smart surfaces’ within the home that adapt to various uses to which they are subjected.
2. Cloud intelligence. The ability to tap into information, analysis and contextual advice in more integrated ways.
3. Collaboration economy. The outworking of ‘collective intelligence’ that enables us to accomplish tasks not easily handled by virtual agents and machines in the cloud. In other words it will mean accessing advice and recommendations by tapping into the social graph.
4. Contextual reality. We will navigate through our daily activities thanks to multiple layers of real-time and location-specific information.
5. Cutting the cable. Untethering personal devices from wired power and data connections. Access to the Internet will be ubiquitous. How welcome would this advance be for those of us constantly looking for misplaced adaptors and power cables!
6. Information fusion. The ability to generate useful personal information by fusing available data. This personal data will become comprehensible through visualization and other services.
7. Interface anywhere, any way. Freedom from conventional input devices such as keyboards, remotes, mouse, screen etc…
8. Manufacturing 3.0. Manufacturing will be reconceived – from a far-flung, global activity to more of a human scale and re-localized endeavour.
9. Personal analytics. This information will become a consumer tool as much as a business tool. We’ll collect, store, interpret and apply vast amounts of personal data being created by and about ourselves during our everyday activities.
10. Socially networked stuff. Many of our possessions will interact with each other and with the broader digital infrastructure.