2 Jan 2016

Future homes: monitoring you and projecting false realities

From The Weekend, 8:12 am on 2 January 2016

Picture this: it's 2025 and one of the most important rooms in your home is the virtual reality den. There you can feel like you're the All Black kicking the winning penalty try or Black Fern getting the winning goal, or sense the snow against your face on a ski field, or that you're fighting aliens on another planet, all without leaving the couch. Meanwhile monitoring systems will do everything from checking your health, to keeping your power and fuel bills as low as possible.

The Future Laboratory in the UK is a futures consultancy, and Steve Tooze works there on a project monitoring technology to predict how homes will look a decade ahead.