Channel News Asia, Thursday 26February
Futuristic 'smart homes' to be a reality soon
This article is about the future of our homes. A lot of devices will soon be able to recognize our lifestyle patterns and automatically do things that we do on a daily or weekly basis. For example, you will wake up and find that there is already a cup of coffee just brewed by the coffee machine. However, given the current limits to technology, the initial focus would be on providing the infrastructure for existing technology that allows, for example, washing machines and vacuum cleaners to be operated remotely from mobile devices such as our mobile phones. Samsung and Qingjian have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate smart living technology into property developments.
After reading this article, I feel that this new 'smart home' technology will really help us in our daily lives. It will save us time and effort as most of the things will be able to operate by themselves. We will not have to spend time to sweep or mop the floor weekly. The machines will be able to to all this by themselves automatically. Also, it is very convenient for us. When we get home, the television will automatically be turned on for us, or the bath tub will already be filled with water.
Although some might find that these are for the lazy, I feel that it really helps us out in out daily lives.