Smart mir­rors and ro­bot but­lers

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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.

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