Smart mirrors and robot butlers
SMART appliances that monitor our food intake and order new items for us will be mainstream by 2040, a new report predicted.
This is according to Business Insider U.S. this week.
The report from Euromonitor International predicted some of the biggest technological changes that will come to homes by 2040.
The report predicted that in two decades, smart appliances that monitor our food intake and automatically order new items for us will hit the mainstream.
It also said we’d have smart mirrors that will help us plan our outfits and robot assistants that can help us with dinner and look out for our safety.
Robot butlers, mirrors that give you style tips, and dishwashers that automatically order more detergent.
If a new report on the future of commerce is correct, all those things could be in our homes in 20 years.
By 2040, the smart home market will hit the mainstream and connected appliances will be commonplace, the market-research firm Euromonitor International said in its “Commerce 2040” report published last month.
“Consumers are finding fewer reasons to leave their homes as consumption evolves,” the report said. “In the future, many more aspects of out-of-home life could be brought into the home due to digitalisation.”
The report predicted that in 2040: • Our homes will be protected with biometrics authentication that will confirm our identities before letting us in the front door.
Each family member will have a pre-configured profile that will automatically adjust the lighting, temperature, and music choice when they walk into a room.
Our refrigerators will track the food we eat and recommend healthy alternatives.
Other kitchen appliances will automatically re-order items we run out of, like food, detergent, or paper towels. • Our bedrooms will have connected mirrors that will act as virtual personal stylists. • We’ll have robot assistants to help us with everyday tasks like picking things up off the floor and preparing dinner.
But a major attitude shift would need to happen before any of Euromonitor’s predictions come true.
According to a survey from earlier this year, 72% of smart security system owners were concerned security companies would invade their privacy.
— Business Insider U.S.