A few weeks ago, I found a mini-series created by The Verge featuring the house of the future, hosted by the late Grant Imahara of Mythbusters. The series explores what our current technology can do to improve the efficiency of our home. There are six episodes in the series, and each focuses on a specific aspect of the house.
The series begins with the building of the house. They use prefabrication to reduce costs and speed up construction. This unconventional construction method has been around for quite some time, but the industry has not yet fully adopted it. The show discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this method.
The succeeding episodes discuss the technology and features installed in the home of the future. Technology plays an integral part of the home of the future. Sleek designed solar power panels integrated into the house's design and a unified system that controls the entire house will be a common thing in the future. The technology presented in this series is what we can expect in a typical home in the future.
Although the series was produced back in 2018, some of the series' systems are not common in most homes. Until these systems' cost becomes affordable and more user friendly, we won't see this technology in houses anytime soon. It may not be widely available within the next few years, but I am confident that this technology will be a standard in ordinary homes within my lifetime.
Before I finished and published this post, the host, Grant Imahara, passed away last July 13, 2020. I have always followed his programs way back from Mythbusters, and he was the reason I watched this series. I enjoyed watching all your shows, and you made science fun and exciting for me. Rest in peace, Grant Imahara.