The Future Of Smart Technology

Posted: Jan 29 2019, 9:12am CST | by , in Technology News

The Future of Smart Technology
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Smart technology is continuing to evolve and change and is only limited by our imaginations. In the coming years, it's about to take over how we go about living.

Smart technology was once the purview of science-fiction writers, but it is quickly becoming science fact, as new smart devices debut every year. Today, you can get your hands on everything from smartphones to smart cars and even smart refrigerators that send you an alert when your food is starting to spoil. It's hard to imagine where this technology could even go from here. Let's take a closer look at the future of smart technology and what you can expect to see from this niche industry in the coming years.

Integrated Technology

You can get smart devices to control nearly everything in your home. While many of them are obvious, such as motion detectors that look like blocks attached to the wall, anything that isn't integrated into a device stands out. The next step in smart home technology is to incorporate it into the construction of the home.

KB Home featured one possible example of this technology at CES 2019, with a full-sized demo home that has more than 400 smart devices integrated into its construction. It isn't ready for mainstream applications yet — there is still quite a bit of latency between issuing a command and having it carried out — but it's a great example of where smart technology is going in the coming years.

Smart Guns and Firearm Safety

A mainstay of science fiction weaponry is the ability to lock a weapon to a person's fingerprints or voiceprint, so it cannot be fired in anyone else's hands. Smart guns aren't restricted to video games or sci-fi movies anymore, though — they're becoming a reality, and in some states, they are a requirement.

In 2018, New Jersey passed a law requiring that only smart guns would be sold n the state within three years. For weapons like the AR-15, which is one of the most popular assault rifles in the country despite confusion on what it actually is, the introduction of smart gun technology could make them safer.

Data Sharing

There's nothing worse than getting set up to cook a meal — or being in the middle of the process — only to find that you're missing an ingredient or the vegetable you need has spoiled in the fridge. Data sharing is a new trend that shows potential in the industry. It could allow your smart thermostat to adjust your house's temperature as soon as it detects you're on the way home — achieved by connecting the thermostat with your smartphones location settings. A smart fridge could order food for you as it spoils or gets used up.

Smart technology is continuing to evolve and change and is only limited by our imaginations. In the coming years, we'll likely see devices that can share data, homes that have smart technology integrated into their construction and smart guns that can only be fired by their owners. These are just a few of the new trends we'll see in the industry in the future. We are living in the future, and can't wait to see where this sector goes next.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/56" rel="author">Scott Huntington</a>
Scott Huntington is a writer and journalist from Harrisburg PA who covered movies, tech, cars, and more. Check out his blog Off The Throttle or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.




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