The timeline of communication technology is a busy one. Early in the twentieth century we started out with the introduction of radio and the television signal, by the mid-forties we had a commercial scale of broadcasting and colour television in fifties. Would you believe the first email was sent in the sixties and the personal computer was fairly common into the early eighties? Today we have full Blu-ray quality definition, satellite radio, internet social networking and app based handheld software.
Quite astounding in terms of development and as we continue to stride into the future the possibilities are endless, outside of communication and we now have a world governed by the technology we use every day.
Speed and benefit of technology?
As we have reflected through time what does the speed of technology do for us? Speaking again in terms of communication the world is smaller, faster, more technical and efficient. Even today the thought of operating without these advancements would be hard to adjust to, so how do we utilize the advancements of today?
Technology today is integrated and mobile, think about your lifestyle or your project. What do you want to achieve? What did you notice that you liked? Having clarity over what you wish to accomplish will guide you to the right method with the installation process.
Forever seeing newer models of products hit the shelves we can’t be expected to have the latest model consistently however, when it comes times to update existing goods they all have their functions, work out what they are and how they can benefit your life.
Brand can be a big lure for choice as well as price but keep in mind the positive aspects of these items and let them work for you in their design capabilities. Make sure you can harness the ease of these items rather than them remaining unknown.
Proactive about technology?
Having just discussed the two major components of communication, being benefit and choice we have to consider the long term options we may be presented with now but not necessarily require.
Multimedia and social networking are big drivers of personal habits. Take for example your next renovation or development and the requirements that you need only for today. Given the speed of design for example a television might only need power and signal but don’t stop there, add communications options. Many items now require more than a power source and it will be cheaper long term if you add in those an extra option’s now.
Intelligent design, where will it go?
Homes and dwellings could very will become an extension of ourselves, something like a tablet or wrist sized devise could identify you at your front door detecting your biometric signals and changing the environment based on these variable factors. To have a home automatically regulate heating and air-conditioning to a predetermined setting without the use of a controller or physical command, being able to communicate to home and have the place warming up or cooling down before your arrival and, at a nil cost due to the advancements of battery technology and the storage of power via solar systems rather than simply returning unused power back into the power company grid. Major factors in the market place will be the ability to retrofit technology to an existing place or the ease of installing a new system with user friendly, fast flowing software.
Wherever the technology takes us nobody can say for sure but we are entering an era of smart home technologies with the power to control everything with either a tap on the wrist or a personalised app. This I feel will happen quicker rather than slower as soon as you can see the benefit in your lives taking effect. I’d like to picture the scenario of walking around the house without having to touch a light switch or the automatic adjusting of the temperature, simultaneously sharing devises without any loss or speed in the connection having on demand the things I want to do today.
Home of the future?
Imagine a system that knew who you were? Enjoy.