Home Technology sounds like misnomer, doesn’t it? Home equals cleaning your room and doing the dishes; technology means smart cars, $100k computers and Disney World. You certainly do not have a smart car.
Yet, even the humblest homes, in the US, are technological wonders.
Think about it.
You come home and unlock your door; you probably have a doorbell and a porch light, right? You may even have a smart lock and/or surveillance cameras. You turn on your living room lights and then use the bathroom.
After that, you rummage through the refrigerator and find a packet of frozen food; you throw the pack into the microwave and cook it for 2 minutes. You need something extra, so you pull out the blender and make yourself an energy drink with your favorite protein mix.
You pull your meal from the microwave and then wander over to the couch, pick up the remote and turn on the TV. You roam through the Direct TV menu and then decide to pay for a showing of Avatar. You also decide to record the movie so you can watch it later, as well.
You are really glad you made that decision because just when you do, the house phone rings. You decide to ignore it because your voice mail will pick up a message and you can listen to it later. Unfortunately, whoever it is wants your attention right now, because your cell phone starts ringing. You turn down the sound with the remote and answer your cell. It’s your sister who asks you to please bring your coffee machine to the family gathering tomorrow. You agree and then settle back to watch the movie.
When the movie finishes, you throw your dishes in the dishwasher and head to your computer, turn iTunes on random and do some Internet searching for better prices for tires for your car. After a nice hot shower, it’s back to the computer, to surfing to find the best directtv deals. Later, you set your alarm and settle down for a good night’s rest.
You have just experienced an evening of convenient home technology.