You survived a hectic workday. All you crave now is a nice meal and your favorite TV show at home.
But your ‘work’ day is not quite over yet. There’s grocery shopping to be done, a dishwasher to be emptied, dinner to be cooked. The very thought is tiring.
For many of us, this is a daily grind.
Now imagine this: you get home from work. A cup of tea appears as soon as you ’ask’ for it. Dinner too – comfortably warm, just as you like it. The traces of a frenzied morning have disappeared from the house. In the kitchen, the dishes have been dried and stacked and the fridge supplies replenished; in the garden, the plants have been watered and trimmed; in the bedroom, the bed is made and the clothes washed, ironed and stored in the cupboard.
Sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie? It’s not.
Welcome to the home of the future, which might be just a couple of decades away. Robots will be our housekeepers and software will be friend, philosopher and guard, predicts noted futurologist Ray Hammond.