Technologies like robotics, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence are poised to reshape where we live in the coming years.
DailyMail.com talked to futurists about how they could revolutionize our homes by 2050, then used AI creator Midjourney to bring their predictions to life.
Augmented reality can radiate A Gordon Ramsay hologram in your kitchen, offering cooking tips while your induction hob is on.
Every surface in the house can be turned into a touch screen that operates with different tasks, walls can turn into windows on demand and your home can double as a farm to grow food.
Augmented reality can put a virtual chef in your kitchen, who talks you through meal plans. Those who enjoy the hard-to-learn love style might opt for Gordon Ramsay’s 3D
The homes of the future will be designed with materials that can withstand a warmer world
Any surface will be able to turn into a screen that will perform specific operations for the home
Walls, floors and ceilings may be able to transform themselves in response to voice commands, as nanotechnology turns walls solid or translucent or into a giant TV screen.
Robotic robots will tend to the entire home—the first models are hitting the market now, thanks to Tesla and companies like 1X—but by 2050, experts predict they’ll be able to cook, clean, and even take care of kids.
Augmented reality will fundamentally change entertainment, “AR-enabled wearables can also bring the home, its fixtures and appliances to life,” said Ian Silvera, editor of Future News.
“A hologram of Gordon Ramsay teaching you to cook or JRR Tolkien telling his books in your bedroom (thanks to AI and augmented reality) could be coming sooner than you think,” Silvera said.
Homes of the future will be filled with entertainment “pods” so that people can enjoy privacy while enjoying their own entertainment.
The homes will be divided into ‘stream’ and ‘non-stream’ areas.
Silvera also believes that future homes will be filled with entertainment “pods” so that people can have privacy while enjoying their own entertainment.
“As we continue to live through the smartphone and streaming era, our media consumption practices have changed dramatically compared to the TV era, where the central location in the home (the TV set) concentrated people in one area for entertainment purposes,” said Silvera. .
“Flow-through capsules are already popular in the workplace, and can easily be accommodated at home,” he noted.
Architects may also want to consider flowing and non-flowing areas in their designs to make the home a more harmonious environment, while internet-enabled devices mean that screens (with tiny LED lights at the forefront of technology) can adorn any wall in the home and fit seamlessly into Interiors.
Walls in the home of the future can change their appearance with a touch or a voice command, said Mike Ralphs, head of digital at technology-focused Quintain Living.
“Using nanotechnology and augmented reality, surfaces can display different colors, textures, or even display images to personalize a home,” said Ralphs.
They will also serve as interactive screens for virtual communications or to display information.
Nanotechnology and artificial intelligence help turn walls into windows or TV screens (Medjourney)
Future life is expected to be cramped because entire families will live in the same place
Homes will be able to reconfigure themselves at the push of a button
Other projections for future homes are less optimistic. the report Futurology: The New Home in 2050 by the NHBC Foundation suggesting for example that life in the future may be more parochial.
The report also notes that the growing number of elderly and young adults who are unable to leave the home means that multigenerational housing will become more common.
Ralphs believes that modular building techniques will help the buildings and suburbs of the future to adapt to demand – with ‘changing’ floor patterns adapted to meet demand.
“The increasing prevalence of modular building technologies allows for faster and more sustainable construction of rental homes and the ability of buildings to adapt to changes in the way residents live,” he said.
“For example, modular apartment buildings allow the floor configuration to be changed from, say, many 1-bedroom homes to fewer 4-bedroom homes in line with resident demand.”
Ralphs also believes that advanced renewable energy technologies such as energy harvesting materials integrated into the building structure and solar panels could mean that the homes of the future will be so efficient that they contribute energy to the grid.
Advanced renewable energy technologies, such as energy-harvesting materials embedded in the building structure and solar panels, could mean that the homes of the future will be so efficient that they contribute energy to the grid.
Growing your own food will become more common and will take place indoors
Ralphs believes that artificial intelligence will be present throughout the home of the future.
“By 2050, AI assistants will anticipate population needs and manage energy consumption,” he said.
Voice commands and gesture recognition will replace traditional switches and buttons, and homes will have AI systems dedicated to helping with everyday tasks.
The home of the future will also be filled with plants and foliage, and may grow food, said Rebecca Armstrong, managing director at Making Energy Greener.
“Solar panels are going to become solar roof tiles,” Armstrong said.
Innovative solar windows will harness sunlight to generate electricity, turning windows into energy-producing assets and maximizing the energy efficiency of our homes.
“All of this will be done intelligently by the smart system or it can be voice-activated, so, for example, we’ll say, ‘Jarvis, it’s a little cold, can you turn up the heat’—and Jarvis will.
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