Let us for a moment throw the practical and pragmatic out the window and indulge in a little bit of fantasy home daydreaming, allowing ourselves to consider the details of a dream home filled with the latest technologies. The following five designs are of utter and complete extravagance, but with features which may become commonplace in the near future...
What would really make the bathroom a kingdom befitting of a king or queen? Why a throne of luxurious technology and wonder, of course. The Kohler Numi, a luxury toilet features a motion-activated cover and seat, self cleaning bidet, integrated air dryer, heated seat, foot warmer, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The bedroom, a sanctuary for peace, calm, and rest. But what's this? A television set in the bedroom? For those who must, here's a luxurious and aesthetics solution which doesn't take over the bedroom. Comprised of an automated TV lift which controls the display at the touch of a button, the Nexus 21 offers multiple variations, from pop-up lifts that hide the television set in furniture, to drop down setups that store the television in the ceiling. With the TV tucked out of the way, the bedroom can at least give the appearances of being distraction and screen-free.
The flagship Samsung T9000 refrigerator was unveiled earlier this year at CES 2013, and this top-of-the-line model not only swallows 32 cubic feet of food and drink within it's four doors, but also boasts a 10" touchscreen powered by Android up front, can connect to WiFi networks to use with an assemblage of grocery/food related apps, and even can produce soda water using a built-in Sodastream from its front door. So now instead of staring at what's in the fridge, we might just be staring at what's on the fridge.
It can be too easy to get distracted while working from home, when a couch and television are mere feet away. But when imagining working from the Emperor 200, chances are I'd have no desire to ever leave. Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi film, this luxe workstation costs a whopping $50,000 for an assemblage of premium features: touch screen control center, an air filtering system, light therapy, electric powered leather seat, surround sound system, and three 27" LED screens.
What does nearly $40,000 get you? The Samsung S9 ultra-HD display (3840 x 2160 pixels), available at a near projection-screen 85" diagonal size (reduced from an initial IMAX-like 110" screen size as showcased at CES). This is the opposite of the Nexus 21 above: the S9 is for people who want to make their television the center and focal point of their room. And at this size, there's no way you could ignore a 4K screen this large and clear.
(Images: Gregory Han; as linked above)