George Bucher was a man that wrote an article for the World Fair in 1939 about people using short waves to get things done in their home. According to Todd Lubar, he was well ahead of his time, as many homes today are smart homes. Of course, smart homes do not use shortwave technology, but Bucher got the general idea right so many decades ago.
Of course, the modern smart home goes even further than what Bucher could have imagined. We can lock and open doors with our voice. We can turn lights on and off, and we can control the thermostat. There are motion sensors that detect whether we are in a room or not. There is even artificial intelligence that can talk back to us and help us do things like order a pizza or play a new song from the music speaker. Everyone today has technology that even the biggest tech companies could not produce decades ago. You can talk with someone in real time on the other side of the globe using Skype or FaceTime.
The advent of smart homes means something for handicapped people as well. It will help them greatly improve their lives. After all, they can now control so many things by simply using their voice, reveals angel.co. They no longer have to move around so much or be able to reach the light switch. They can control things from a smartphone app as well. People who do not have handicaps take so many things for granted. The truth is that some people are not as fortunate as us. Things that come easy to us, like opening the window, changing the temperature on the thermostat, or turning off the lights can be extremely difficult for some people. However, through smart homes, they can have their lives changed.
Of course, there is still a lot to be done. Think about someone who has cerebral palsy. It may be hard for them to talk, in which case voice commands would not be an option.
Todd Lubar is the President of TDL Global Ventures. He had years of experience in real estate.
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