I do not know about you, but I have always found it interesting to watch older movies referencing futuristic technology. One example would be the movie “Back to the Future”. Recently social media was buzzing about a significant date used in the movie, and it became a joke of the general populations disappointment that hover boards and flying cars are not widespread yet.
I thought it would be fun, and a little interesting, today to do a little bit of research on seemingly futuristic inventions coming on the market today.
One interesting article I found on Gizmag addressed the ability to create interactive floors and walls. In 2005 a company in Massachusetts called Lightspace Corporation came out with a product that would allow any floor or wall to be built into an interactive video screen. Instantly, this made me think of the Disney movie Smart House. In the movie, a family wins this house that had an intelligent robot running the house. As a child, I used to dream of having my own smart house where the walls would interact with me and I could change them with a few words or a key stroke. Now, 12 years later, my dream could actually become a reality.
Sometimes I forget how much our society has progressed technologically, because I am living through it and experiencing it every step of the way. It’s when I take a step back and remind myself of how far we have come, and how much farther we still have to go, that I get excited all over again about recent technological advances. The future is now.