House of the Future Today: Tablet PC Included!
Don’t forget the doughnuts!
You have heard about the “digital home”. Perhaps even live in one. The complete picture can include the Tablet PC for your grocery shopping list! Whether or not you actually have the entire home describe in the following editorial, why not show up at the grocery store with your Tablet? Not only are you saving a tree, but you’re sure to get some looks from your fellow shoppers!
House of the future… today
By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor
“It’s 6.30 am and outside your window, bin men are trying to drown out the dawn chorus.
Bleary eyed, you slide out from the duvet and gaze reluctantly in the gilt framed mirror on the dressing table. You don’t like what you see, so you pick up a small black box and click its button.
Instantly, red laser light plays across the table’s surface, marking out the letters of a computer keyboard. You tap the enter button and – as the mirror fades into a television screen – your face merges into the more aesthetically pleasing features of a newsreader.”
…”The 2,500 Philips bespoke bedroom mirror doubles as a computer screen and television. Internet shopping can be done in the kitchen by scribbling on a tablet PC equipped with handwriting recognition software, while in all the bedrooms, Philips Streamium wireless media boxes plugged into hi-fis can play music stored downstairs on the living room computer.
In the study, files on the family computer are protected by a fingerprint scanner…” (read up on your biometrics)