Microsoft’s 1999 home of the future video has just about come true

June 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Microsoft smart home 1999For decades, humans have been obsessed with smart home technology that: opens automated window blinds when we wake up, orders pizza with the push of a button, creates custom entertainment and lightning experiences based on the user, and orders food automatically when our refrigerators are depleted.

These are the tenets of the smart home past, present and future.

In 1999, Microsoft produced this video on the home of the future, and you know what?

Just about everything that futurists at MSFT predicted is coming to fruition. Although, ironically, it’s Apple who is developing the operating system that will knit it all together.

[via Quartz]

If you dig this, be sure to check out how Looney Tunes imagined the automated home of the future 60 years ago.

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