The house of 2020

Back in 1989, the BBC show 'Tomorrow's World' predicted what kind of technology people would have in their homes in 2020. They weren't that far off.

They got music on voice command right. But we don't yet have walls that turn into windows.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 20, 2022
     Category: Technology | Yesterday’s Tomorrows





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We sort of have windows that turn into walls: https://simpleflying.com/boeing-787-dimmable-windows/
Posted by ges on 11/20/22 at 10:30 AM
They got a lot of it right, but I haven't seen any space saving in place. The number of devices I have take up about the same amount of space they replaced. I do appreciate the televisions that are bigger, especially with my eyesight slowly deteriorating as I age.
Posted by KDP on 11/20/22 at 11:04 AM
It'd be impossible for the house to learn my daily routine. I don't have one. I kept a sleep diary and found there was never a time of day when I was always awake -- 23 days out of 31 was the best. I sleep anywhere between forty-five minutes and four hours at a time and am then awake between one and six hours. I challenge any computer to make sense of it.

I remember a series of short (5 minutes?) interstitials about technology in the 21st Century. If it wasn't Walter Cronkite narrating them, it was someone doing an excellent imitation. I really liked them and thought they made sense. I've long looked, but can find no trace of the series anywhere.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/20/22 at 07:09 PM
After all, this was the broadcaster who sponsored the Acorn BBC home computers. They were well aware what modern technology could do.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/27/22 at 04:44 AM









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