We have entered a world where we are more encapsulated in the throes of digitalisation and technological advancement, than ever. The world we live in is one that we have created to be positively immersed in and surrounded by feats of technology. The modern world is the way it is, because we commanded it, and we did the work to bring the vision to life. Driven to progress our reach as a species more and more, we have been so focused, for so long, on bringing the kinds of life-changing technology we first saw on screen and read about in books, to vivid life. We are now in the position of having that technology come to pass, and we are living in the kind of world that was once deemed to be only possible in our dreams. Like it or not, technology has become one of our greatest, most adaptable assets, and we continue to see it advance further. Today, every industry, every facet of modern life, has been impacted by digitalisation and technologies in some way. Even life at home, as it turns out.
Home technology is a term that, fifty years ago, people would have simply assumed was referring to the electricity and the black and white televisions that sat in their living rooms. Today, however, the world that we live in is a stark contrast to that past life. The rising global wave of technological efficiency has occurred in recent years is just now kicking into high gear, and today home technology takes on a whole new, more in-depth meaning. Home technology refers to the electricity and our televisions, of course but it also encompasses the internet, the home security systems, the smart virtual assistants that control anything from lighting and temperature, to locking mechanisms and security cameras, and more. Home technology has never been as advanced as it is right now, and what is more is that the advancements just keep on coming.
Consider, then, the virtual home assistant. This is a relatively simple device, and yet the sheer convenience and efficiency it brings to the average home is unparalleled. A small system, the virtual home assistant (the Google Home Mini, for example, or Alexa) is a multitool in home technology application. These incredible little systems can recite facts, play music, turn smart lights on and off, control room temperature, tell the weather, issue set reminders, and set timers when asked. All one must do is ask. There is a new frontier in home technology, and the virtual home assistant perfectly encapsulates that wonder by making life at home not only more convenient, but more efficient. Our most familiar and personal space is now the most technologically powerful, and there is nowhere to go but up from here on out. In a few years, the current virtual home assistants will seem lacklustre; there will always be the next best thing coming around the corner. That is the excitement of home technology in vivid motion.
Whether it is the latest cable deals, or the property-wide security systems (or anything in between), technology has been an instrumental part in the home for many years now. And finally, thanks to modernisation and further advancement of home technology, the home continues to be one of the safest and most exciting places to be. Thanks to home technology, our most familiar places are now also our most comfortable. The most remarkable part of all is that what are incredible innovations in home technology today, will one day become the humble beginnings of something that blooms to become so much bigger, so much better, so much more than we can comprehend right now. Technology has disrupted practically every aspect of modern life, but it has never had as instrumental an impact as it has on life at home.
The world that we have come to know as of late is one that is positively cloaked in waves of technological absolution. The modern world is one that allows us to live more comfortably and more securely than ever, and it is thanks in no small part to technological advancement and rapid digitalisation. Every industry, every facet of modern life – including life at home – has been positively transformed by technological innovation. This is what we were working towards for so long, and it is finally our reality. In the home specifically, technology has bloomed from a niche to a home design trait that is quickly becoming a preference on the market – and even a necessity to some. The future is digital, and so homes are beginning to embrace that reality, morphing into smart homes that are filled with helpful technologies and digital assistances. While this is only the beginning for home tech, it is a hopeful beginning if nothing else, and a wondrous moment of promise for what is to come.