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We love following the latest advancements in smart home technology. Time recently shared predictions on what smart homes will look like 10 years from now. Think about how much has happened in the last 10 years. The iPhone was just two years old, Netflix had not yet launched its streaming service, and Instagram wasn’t around yet.

10 years is a long time when it comes to technology, so the sky is truly the limit for potential advancements in smart home technology. Here are some predictions on how this technology will transform everyday living in your home.

Smart home technology will become as essential as plumbing and electricity

Technology will no longer be an afterthought during the home building process. According to the article, “homes are increasingly being built ‘smart’ from the ground up” making this technology an integral part of the home. The article predicts this technology will become something we rely on similar to electricity and refrigeration.

Technology will catch issues before they become problems

With technology being built into the house, it’ll become easier to monitor everything throughout the home. Imagine if your home could identify if mold was starting to form, pests were taking up residence, or water was slowly leaking in a basement pipe long before you had any idea these things were happening. Being able to identify small issues before they become big problems can help owners prevent costly repairs and cleanup and stay on top of necessary maintenance.

Even more mind baffling is how this technology could end up identifying issues with residents as well. The article hints at the use of sensors being able to take notice of an oncoming cold or identifying health issues by analyzing skin and even waste.

Robotic roommates

Robots are already in many American homes in the form of Roombas and children’s toys. However, we will start seeing new robots appear in the marketplace with the goal of making our lives easier. From helping hands in the kitchen to robotic furniture that moves based on the needs of the room, several technology companies are already hard at work developing live-in robots.

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