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What is next for homes of the future

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Smart home technology is becoming increasingly important to both developers – through their apartment plans – and the Australian consumer – as a way to save on energy bills.

But for LG, the next step in smart homes is all about artificial intelligence (or AI), with its idea first outlined at the technology fair CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and with more details coming at the IFA Global Innovations Show.

Does this mean after years of being yelled at, your television will finally start yelling back? Well, not really – although if you ask your smart speaker nicely, it will sing for you.

The proposed idea is that while refrigerators, televisions, dishwashers, washing machines and lights could respond to voice commands, they might also learn from your daily habits to the extent that they’ll already know what to do before you tell them.

It won’t involve needing to learn a whole new operating system, either. Senior director of LG Global Communications, Ken Hong, said that the key to success was complementing existing technology, and embracing tech that buyers were already familiar with.

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What we can expect from the houses of the future

More and more houses are also going to have photovoltaic capacity to generate electricity, Wolfe says. “Therefore there needs to be a facility for the storage of battery cells and this may mean a new room or an extension of a garage,” he says.

“Energy efficiency is always something that will be a moving target. Material design and specification will facilitate the energy efficiency of houses and this is where innovation will play a big role.”

Ochiai adds he also believes future homes will make greater use of materials that require less maintenance to sustain. “This includes materials that don’t produce waste when you use them, such as prefabricated or prefinished material that is made off-site,” he says.

“I also think people will become more aware of the materials used, especially around chemicals. People are likely to keep their homes for a longer period of time because of housing affordability issues, so they will be demanding greater sustainability and longevity from them.”

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World’s Fair ‘Home of the Future’ up for sale

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In 1939, the part of New York City now known as the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was “The World of Tomorrow.”

After being hosted in London, Paris, Chicago and St. Louis, the Word’s Fair came to New York that year attracting more than 40 million visitors curious to see what the exposition’s architects believed the future would look like.

According to TIME, “the future, in many of the exhibits and pavilions at the fair, looked almost wholly urban, rather sterile.”

“But when one considers that the 1939 expo — the second-largest American world’s fair of all time — was conceived, planned and executed in the latter years of the Great Depression and on the cusp of the global cataclysm of World War II, there’s something refreshingly and almost audaciously positive about the overall vibe,” TIME writes.

One of those exhibits was “The Home of the Future,” a model house designed by architect Belford Shoumate. A livable version of the house, called the “Fore and Aft House” was built in Palm Beach, Florida in 1940, and now for sale at $7.995 million, according to toptenrealestatedeals.com.

The site, says the house was built to look like a house floating over water, mimicking the great ocean liners of the time.

“Its five bedrooms have outside deck entrances much like the way one would access their ship cabin, the roofline gives the impression of a sail. Tropical touches include ceiling fans, coral-rock walkway and extensive Florida foliage and palm trees to provide shade.”

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