Intel has big visions, with which it has built a tiny home covering just 210 square feet in area. This house located in a parking lot in San Francisco can be described as cozy from the point of view of a realtor.
Smart homes: the next big thing
Intel’s tiny, cozy house is slightly smaller than the real-life micro apartments in San Francisco. The designer of the house, Kyle Schuneman, who does not find it tiny, believe Millennials are starting to live in this manner only. It is becoming a choice of all the people as cities are getting overpopulated and preference is changing from big to tiny accommodations.
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Intel, through its Architecting the Future of the Smart Home 2025 survey, found a major gap between the reality of connected homes and expectations for the smart home of the future. Around 68% of Americans believe smart homes will be as common as smartphones in the next 10 years. Ease of use, reliability, simple installation and steadfast security are at the top of consumers’ wishlists when it comes to smart homes.
Intel homes are small but smart
Though small, Intel’s smart house has everything, including an office, a bedroom, a living room, and a kitchen, except a doorbell. There is a tiny central computer that automates everything in the home with the help of facial and voice recognition. These computers act as the heart and brain of the home.
“And let us do the unsexy work of the plumbing that goes along with that infrastructure. The tablet recognizes the leak. We select a plumber, have the ability to book a date,” Intel’s Smart Home director said, showing off some household headaches. A burglar alarm is not needed in the house as the computer has the ability to recognize the sound of breaking glass and the sound an ordinary smoke detector creates.
No, Intel is not seeking to enter the home building business but rather wants to simplify the process of making a home smart so that builders focus on their main job of building homes. Also the tiny connected home that Intel has built will help the chip maker explore the possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) holds for the home.