I’m amazed to see our network powering what once seemed like scenes straight out of a sci-fi movie and making them the new norm. But AT&T Fiber wasn’t built for just the needs of today. Our 5-Gig plan is also designed to support the most cutting-edge technologies of tomorrow.1 So what does the smart home look like 20 years from now? Here’s a look at what’s on the horizon:
- Sensors & Automation: As you move throughout your smart home, sensors could pick up when you’ve left one room and entered another. This could trigger the lights to go off in the previous room to save energy and the lights to dim to your liking in the room you’re in now. In the kitchen, the sensors on your pots and pans could recognize what you’re making for dinner and recommend the time and temperature needed to prep the perfect meal. These energy-conservation tips will especially be useful for home-based small business owners that rely on daily savings to finance their passions.
- Robots: Your sensors could also notify robots when you need a helping hand. One could detect you’ve spilled a drink on the floor and notify a robot to come mop it up. Or once you’ve finished breakfast and begun the commute to your home office just a few steps away, a robot could start making your bed for you. Then, at the end of every day, a robot could sort your trash determining what’s compost vs. recyclable vs. landfill – making it one less thing for you to figure out.
- Biometrics: In the 2040s, there’s a chance you won’t have to ask yourself “where did I put my keys?” That’s because locks and security systems will be able to recognize you through facial recognition so you don’t have to lift a finger. The email you use to manage your small business won’t require a password either since it already scanned your retina to log you in. And in this increasingly connected world, your mattress has noticed new sleep patterns and an increased heart rate, encouraging you to make a telehealth appointment with your doctor.
It’s impressive to think how much more our homes will be connected in the future. While these trends are yet to come, there’s one thing that’s already here that’s needed to make them a reality. That’s AT&T Fiber.