Its a recent article on MIT students changing a building into a giant tetris display. I believe there was also a marketing video that made space invaders out of it. This may not actually be much related to most things we talked about but wont it be interesting if we leverage on the things we have today to create a vision of tomorrow. Rather then just lighting up our buildings, why not give it life on the outside that will also make the landscape interesting.
The thing is many of us envision some sort of vision of tomorrow, but most of us cant give up what we have today easily. All this structure and knowledge that lies around today wont be gone tomorrow or anytime in the near future. What we need to do is adapt them to this new vision rather then trying to replace them. Like retro fitting of current buildings, giving them smart circuits to control their internal flow and lighting, all this to change them for the future.
And of course a little fun like those guys in MIT wont hurt will it?
This is a vision video by Samsung for the year 2015. Even though its already 2012 and technology is no wear near those showed in the video, it is interesting to see how every company has some sort of vision they foresee in the future using technology to aid our daily life.
This is a video of a fully automated situated in Japan on a mountain. Using current technology by Control4 and integration, a fully automated home with settings that can both automate normal functions like lifting the blinds to heating the home and switching off the lights. It can also provide security by knowing if someone entered the home. All of this could be remotely controlled. It is expensive to do such a home for now but in the future this certainly can aid people in multiple ways.
This is an animated video on the vision of a smart community by Toshiba. It mainly deals with energy usage but also social smarthome concept that looks beyond individuals to community wide sharing of information and energy. It shows the advantage of community living and if everyone was to adopt the same concept.
I believe we seen the version 1 of this Corning video. Was browsing around for more ideas on the end project and found this A Day Made of Glass 2 by Corning. It was uploaded last month and I do not remember it played in glass so decided to share it. Its a expanded idea of the first one, more futuristic, and bringing glass to school and automative. It is still quite far fetch, with holographic and mass multi touch systems and clear see through display with high fidelity color. However its a nice vision that may actually be achievable if more research is done such technology.
This may not seem very interesting but its similar to the idea I pitched in class for the project, where we start allowing items to be hooked up without the complicated process. What this device does is give each item and IP address, allowing control of the item via smartphone. It may not be very exciting now but if the application moves ahead and allows items to obtain their individual IP while making the connection simple like in this case just hooking it up to the internal network, a possibility of a extendable smarthome that evolves over time maybe possible.
LG proposses a full smarthome concept that self manages all the applicances, including updates and checks. In additional one can use a mobile phone to further manage the house. A proper smarthome that can be managed anyway.