The Future Of Everything: What’s the Future of Smart Home Technology?
Nick Hastrater / March 28, 2017
Remember the Jetsons? George would hop out of bed in the morning and the house would clean, dress, and feed him… right before his day went straight downhill. Well, with products like Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Asus’ adorable little robot Zenbo on the market, we’re on our way towards a Jetsons’ style smart home. All you have to do is browse through the highly rated smart home products on Amazon to see the future we’re headed toward.
Currently, the biggest obstacle facing smart home technology is integration. If the television taught us anything, it’s that people hate dealing with multiple remote controls. The same can be said for smart homes, we don’t want to have multiple key phrases or multiple apps, we want seamless integration with one user interface – in other words, maximum convenience.
For more on that and what else we can expect from our smart homes in the next decade, we asked a group of industry experts…
Roy Peleg, CEO & Co-founder of FirstImpression.io
“Advertising will have a central place in the smart homes as brands have more opportunities and channels to reach their customers. Advertisers will acquire vast amounts of consumer data and use advanced machine learning algorithms in order to serve relevant, customized ads to users at appropriate times.
We could have smart fridges that will recommend a new wine similar to the one you liked last time, then order it for you. Smart TVs could stream ads at appropriate times between scenes or when you take a break, instead of interrupting the viewing experience. And when you ask your smart home speaker about a new movie or restaurant, targeted and localized audio ads could accompany the organic search results.
Dan Roberts, Co-founder of Scout
“When we look at Smart Home Technology in the next 10 – 15 years, technologies will become a cross-platform to provide complex decision making solutions while increasing device capabilities. Machine learning, increasingly, will take on responsibilities like predicting and automating important tasks that comprise our daily lives. Anything from avoiding traffic on the drive home to the perfect settings to warm your home the moment you arrive will become seamless background tasks of the connected world.
Blockchain is currently being tested for its ability to enhance device security, as consumer confidence for automation hinges on trusting the underlying security of said systems. As these smaller decisions become increasingly automated, and their value coupled with the reliability of machine learning is proven, expect increasingly larger, complex and important decisions to be relied upon over time.”