Future Tech Series: Imagining a future with technology - Ed. 01: Everyday things at living.

Updated: Jun 29

Do you remember the day when you first held a phone and felt Awe!

I do - when I visited my uncle, I was fascinated to hold a Samsung slide phone that has a trackpad on it like the Blackberry's. Looking at something that was new & not from the usual, made me feel special to experience that. I've had many such moments over the decade when I held new tech that allows us to do more, and especially when it blows your mind. The iPhone, wearable devices starting with smartwatches to Oculus Rift, internet-connected devices to self-driving cars, we've seen amazing growth in consumer tech space that amazes us and that makes me wonder what comes next.


We do have great tech products coming ahead that were announced, like the Starship by SpaceX, Project Loon, Electric mobility, etc but let me try predicting some amazing tech that we could use earlier that we expect.


(As this is a bit vast to discuss, I'm breaking them into multiple editions.)


Looking at everyday things at your place of living.

Waking up to a gentle greeting by your assistant playing your daily brief, opening the curtains automatically, reducing the intensity of the window glass tint, and playing your morning playlist.


Wear your pair of glasses over the bedside, and you're up for a ride over multiple applications like a gamified experience for reminders and checklists. Walking out to the balcony or looking out of the window gives you a glimpse of info for the temperature and day's prediction of weather. Let's add some to-do tasks and your day at a glance at the view.


Coming out of your room & walking towards or looking at your kitchen would point you to the shelf for today's breakfast choice for a healthy diet, probably a muesli jar & milk. As you look at the kitchen, the assistant would identify unwashed dishes, untidy floor to mark as tasks for you, and calculate a time to show how much it would be to complete them by your speed of work. As you make your coffee, the coffee jar's portion is identified to add your coffee brand to the shopping list, to order automatically by the evening.


Or wait, let's have a re-look at that last scenario.


Coming out of your room & walking towards or looking at your kitchen would point you to the breakfast ready to be made on your confirmation - probably a muesli bowl with milk. As you look at the kitchen, the assistant would identify unwashed dishes and adds a task to put them in the washer, finds the untidy floor to initiate the floor cleaner, and calculate a time to show how much it would be to complete them. As your coffee is made, the low portion is identified to add your coffee brand to the shopping list, to order automatically by the evening.


As you step out for a walk with your dog, the main doors close and lock detecting you steeping out. While you're in the elevator you can have a glimpse at reading the news or notifications which would wind down if you're about to talk to a person beside you. As you look at people you know in your community, you can see suggestions to identify - probably another pet owner whose name you don't often remember. Helps in a casual greeting?


Having a lite jog would show up running stats and heartbeat with an estimated track path before your eyes calculating the run time. All the while also estimating stats for your pet's usual tiredness and mood to help you decide to have a little fun time with him.


While you're getting ready to work, you'd have your car setting up the air conditioning and ready with a full battery on the overnight charge.


Stepping out of the house would let the house run on pet mode, refilling water and treats at regular periods. A corner for your pet to call you while you're at the office.


As you get back, while you get an open door to enter, the front door camera would identify if you're entering with another person, so that the in-house experience is modified for the situation. No loud notifications on speakers, no personal wallpapers on the TV, and floor cleaning's restricted to rooms where the guest is not at.


Lights glow up in slow animation as you walk in, and light music starts playing to set your home mood right for after-work. A briefing of life-app notifications and prompts about the number of notifications from work apps, you'd be at your dwelling in peace at command to not distract you for a certain time while you meditate.


As you sit in your living room, the TV would resume the series where you left it. Your errands bot would slide into the room with a glass of drinks


Some detailing on the specs: Walls and doors have a slider input to set ambient lighting, though activated when someone enters the room, speakers at all corners, listening to the commands and to activate a party mode or reverberating music. Temperature controls, door locks, sliding curtains, fragrance controls, etc.


The assistant would remind guests to play music of their choice. Initiate to prepare food of their preference and show any private notifications on your pair of glasses of something not available in the kitchen or to remind you of your untidy balcony.


As you engage in conversation, you can completely mute your assistant or it can assist you in conversation. Probably when your guest asks for a date, you have a glance at your schedule before you. Also when you're discussing ordering a dessert, you have some quick favorites ready to order. Even before you decide to pick the phone, the order is placed.


And hey, when you're discussing stepping out, the car's air conditioning turns on to set the temperature.


It is exciting & fascinating to be living in this era of the human race, isn't it?


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