Smartphones, tablets, wearable tech… Smart devices are all around us today, shaping our lives. When it comes to where we live, are we any closer to the science-fiction image of a seamlessly connected home?
Over 65 years ago, ‘The Happylife Home’ was already in the head of author, Ray Bradbury. His 1950 short story ‘The World the Children Made’ (republished a year later as ‘The Veldt’) was filled with machines that carried out every domestic task. Today, as we ask ‘Siri’ and instruct ‘Alexa’, voice-controlled devices provide a glimpse of tomorrow’s home. What is the future here? Gateway takes a look at what some leading experts think.