Predicting What the Homes of Tomorrow Will Look Like

Predicting What the Homes of Tomorrow Will Look Like

Gregory Han
May 27, 2011

One of the books on our "to read list" is Michio Kaku's Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, partially because we enjoy science based writing, but also because we find tech prognostication and the creative connections those looking to outline the future make when trying piecing together what our live will look like 5, 10, 25, or 100 years from now a fascinating blend of science and throwing proverbial darts (Kaku predicts we'll be downloading Internet content into contact lenses, great news for a blind mole like ourselves). We've gathered several predictions from both recently and way back, illustrating that predicting the future is often tough, but almost always extremely entertaining.

A video from TAT's Open Innovation experiment showcasing a couple of innovated portable and embedded displays for home use. We'd love the bathroom touchscreen mirror display now!

The Living Tomorrow House: A home in Brussels house created in coordination with 7 companies trying to guess what the next decade will bring in home technology and automation.

Disney's House of the Future from Tomorrowland

This 1967 film predicts what home computing might offer for the family in the year 1999. That's a lot of monitors! And check out "email" being written down.

Two videos from Microsoft proposing what our digitals lives will be like a decade, inside and outside of the home.

052711samsungfuturehome.jpgThe Samsung House of the future relies upon RFID chips throughout and offers wall sized projection screen displays and communication options in every room.

HP's Smart Home of the Future looks like a fairly conservative bunnyhop into the future (note, this was back in 2008) and could be recreated today with products available now.

AT&T's 1993 commercial spotlighting key technologies on the horizon for consumer use seem practically spot on. You will? We do!

Students from the College of Science and Technology at Deakin University imagined with the house of 2050 would look like, from construction to embedded technologies.

A video compiling various visions of home technologies for the year 2020.

Video phone calls are here, common and used even via our mobile handset, but back in 1960 the concept was downright futuristic.

The Fabulous House of the Future for the blind as envisioned by Mr. Show.

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