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The sci fi home becomes reality

If you have ever watched a science fiction movie or tv show, you may have seen and subsequently found yourself dreaming about living in a futuristic home. Instant open and close doors, artificial intelligence, robot maids, and homes that do practically everything for you are often depicted as the norm for futuristic living.

For decades, this advanced technology was something we could only dream about. However, with technology advancing at breakneck speeds, these things are becoming realities in homes of the no-so-distant future.

While the Jetsons’ Rosie the robot maid is still a few years away from becoming a reality (although not as far away as you might think), there are still numerous innovations that area ready to be incorporated into homes right now.

Items like robot vacuums and smart thermostats have by now been around for so long that they’re almost commonplace, while other items like smart lightbulbs, smart blinds, and handsfree faucets are on their way to ubiquity.

What’s next on the smart home horizon? Here’s a look at some of the world’s most amazing smart home technology.


Brought to the world by the creators of the first self-driving car, Lighthouse is defined as a smart home camera with advanced 3D sensing and machine learning technology. Not only can it contact you via smart phone when an intruder appears in your home, but it knows the difference between a stranger, the dog walker, and your cat.

Speaking of your cat, along with providing security, it can also help you keep an eye on your pets be telling if they’ve been fed, if they’ve been taken for a walk, and even if your cat has jumped onto the kitchen counters. And, if you do happen to see the cat on the counters, Lighthouse’s two-way communication capabilities will allow you to verbally shoo kitty from her unsanctioned perched.

OHEA – The Smart Bed

According to an article in Psychology Today, out of 68,000 people surveyed, 59% don’t make their beds. In that same survey, it was noted at 71% of those who do make their beds consider themselves to be happy, while 62% of those who don’t make their beds say that they are unhappy.

Does this mean that a made bed is the key to eternal happiness? If so, OHEA – The Smart Bed is here to put a smile on all of our faces.

OHEA, is self-making bed. It uses two small mechanical arms at either side of the bed to straighten the sheets and pillows. It has two setting –Manual and Automatic. The manual setting requires you to push a button to activate the bed straightening mechanism, while with automatic, the be begins to go to work within 3 seconds of the bed being evacuated.

Smart Refrigerators

sci-fi homeImage Source: Samsung

Smart refrigerators are here to make your cooking and eating life easier. The two refrigerators you’ve probably heard about are the LG Smart InstaView, and the Family Hub 2.0 from Samsung. Both of these refrigerators feature large touchscreens on the outside of the door, internal cameras and are accessible from your phone. So, you can ask it if you need to grab some eggs and milk while you’re at the store. In addition to that they can also display ad read out recipes, allow you to add items to a shopping list, play music, and some can even allow you to place orders with Amazon Prime.

 Robotic Lawn Mower

sci fi homeImage Source: Husqvarna

The tech you love in robot vacuums is also available for your lawn. There are several different brands of robo mowers on the marketplace, designed to take the work our of having a beautifully manicured lawn. You can set your mower to mow daily, without a bag, allowing the clippings to naturally fertilize your lawn. While there are different brands and capabilities, many of these mowers can handle slopes, difficult terrain and are weather resistant. Some models, like the Husqvarna Automower® are even equipped with GPS and anti-theft technology.

Of course, this is only the tip of one very tech-savvy iceberg. Smart mirrors, health-analyzing bathroom tiles, robot chefs, and smart toilets are also available to technology-loving homeowners.

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