Technology is getting smarter and smarter. There might come a day when everything in the world is automated, maintained or controlled by a wireless signal! While you’re waiting for this future to come to pass, here are just a few pieces of smart technology that you won’t want to miss.
Fridges have become so intelligent and intuitive that they can predict what meal you’re going to prepare next. They can also show you recipes, storage hacks and nutritional information for the stuff that you have on their shelves. Some refrigerators will even show you the day’s headlines and weather forecasts! You can browse the top news stories of the day while you wait for your morning smoothie to blend. If that isn’t a convenient piece of technology, nothing is.
Lights and locks were some of the first pieces of smart technology to hit the mainstream market, and they’ve really been perfected over the years, especially when it comes to the garage. You can have the light on and the door open by the time that you’re pulling into the driveway, and all it takes is the touch of a button on your car. Some smart garages are even hooked to temperature controls so that you won’t have to suffer chilly winds as you climb out of the car in wintertime.
Watches have come a long way from the old-fashioned timepieces of your grandfather’s generation. Today, they’re basically smartphones that you can wear around your wrist. Track your steps, calories and heart rate; get notified of incoming calls and texts; connect to the web or to your favorite apps with touch-and-swipe technology. A smartwatch is a great tool for people on the go, and unlike iPhones or Androids, you won’t have to worry about them falling out of your pocket whenever you bend over.
These are just a few examples of cool smart technology. The next time that you’re shopping for a fridge, shower stall or LED socket, ask yourself how you can make it a little smarter. The results might surprise you.