Progression Towards the Intelligent Home. Progression Towards the Intelligent Home. ‘Smart home’ – an intelligent home that would provide fully automated 21 st century living, with multifunctional robots Automation has successfully conquered industry and working environments
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“…the richer a person is, the more he is willing to pay for less benefit. Therefore, it is to be expected that the rich will be the early adopters of new technology…new technology can be used to ‘buy’ more free time.”
Lynne Hamill ‘The Introduction of New Technology into the Household’, Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey, UK (2000)
century living where housewives are finally relieved of their domestic duties
"In information technology, convergence is a term for the combining of personal computers, telecommunication, and television into a user experience that is accessible to everyone“
“Every decade has a word that defines it. In the 80’s it was the PC. In the 90’s it was the internet. This decade the key word is convergence”
Steve Case, AOL Time Warner
“Talking with your family through the refrigerator? That just sounds creepy. I suppose people will have to stop using the fridge while talking to their family…People will have to enter information about food and expiry dates manually…Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier?”
Madhu Menon, Internet consultant
“If technology is to be more accepted in the home, it must change to better suit this environment. A number of researchers have argued that this change will take the form of a ‘post PC world’.”
A.T. Brown, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol, UK
“Technology offers the potential to make life easier and more enjoyable; each new technology provides increased benefits. At the same time added complexities arise to increase our difficulty and frustration.”Donald A. Norman, ‘The Design of Everyday Things’
“Human beings are visually oriented, hands on and curious by nature. We may want to keep tangible interfaces to the real world and retain at least the impression that we know what is going on.”
Ian Pearson, BT Futurologist
“With the notable exception of the television, which is profoundly home grown, most new domestic technologies embody notions of efficiency – designed to deliver better time and resource management”
Genevieve Bell, Intel Corporation, and Joseph Kaye, MIT Media Lab
‘Designing Technology for Domestic Spaces: A Kitchen Manifesto’
"Technology in our homes will evolve to the point that it we don't have to 'work' to experience it. Rather, it will understand us and react to our needs, making our lives easier."
"In a true Ambient Intelligence environment, all electronic features and functions are integrated into people's backgrounds."
Spokesman for Philips
"It's not enough just to solve these problems in the abstract. To really understand the problems and challenges of ubiquitous computing, you have to build actual environments. You have to take [aware technology] and apply it to the body…the home."
Dr. Gregory Abowd, Aware Home project leader