As technology and lifestyles change, the world must find a way to change with them as well. For providers of apartments, such as House of Fisher, it is essential to keep ahead of these trends and changes.
Smart technology is constantly being added to homes. Before long, every home is going to have automated monitoring of heating and cooling as well as advanced controls for other household functions. We already have robots that are able to feed our pets and take care of basic household chores, so one can only imagine what is to come. We see that technology can easily change the decor of a home. Individuals can easily change their digital pictures or ask a digital butler for specific activities.
However, one must wonder if we have hit the peak of this technology mountain. Everywhere we go, digital technology seems to seep into our lives. People are now seeking technology free zones, could it be that far off before we seek technology free buildings? It may not be that long before people begin to crave face-to-face interactions as part of their daily life and look for community areas.
It is no secret that apartments are getting smaller, yet consumers still want all of the traditional amenities. With movable and modular apartments it is possible for consumers to receive a full living space in just 20sqm.
However, there is a downside to modular living and that is the cost. One must decide if the benefits are going to outweigh the costs involved. Many find that the co-living model is much more appealing with the addition of sleeping pods and a community area to allow co-working and living.
As we move into the future, the demand for clean environments is only going to increase from the public and legislation. We now see much more environmentally friendly building materials on the market. There are carpets available that convert carbon into oxygen and porous building materials that allow for the growth of green walls and moss.
Waste and food packaging will be reduced through the efforts of grocery sharing and on-site food production. In addition, energy can be created and stored on-site through the use of solar panels, smart windows and even through the use of gym equipment. As our world continues to change, consumers are going to be forced to look at the fact that there are certain amenities that are no longer needed.
As we go into 2020, it is estimated that the value of innovations for sleep insomnia will reach over $80 billion dollars. There are dream machines which are used to monitor sleeping patterns, and sleep quality can be improved through the use of lighting and sound waves. Smart beds can help to regulate the temperature while digital butlers can remind people to exercise and sleep at regular intervals.
However, before we jump into the digital age of sleep, it is essential to remember the basics of a good night’s rest: the right amount of light, appropriate noise levels and a good mattress. One must understand that too much light and noise can easily disturb sleeping patterns. Consumers may begin to opt for a tech blackout while they sleep.
While we all understand that virtual reality can be fun, it also has the possibility of creating communities. It very well may be possible for virtual reality to become the resident’s lounge of the future. This is going to make for a drastic change in the future as people find new and exciting ways to communicate with one another. However, once again we must ask how much technology is too much?
As new technology becomes available, hospitality leaders across the globe are going to look for ways to improve their product. However, new changes should come with a word of warning. Just because changes can be made one must think if they should be made. Changes for the good only come about when the consumer’s experience is genuinely changed for the better. One can expect to see small, incremental changes made over the next few years as opposed to a giant leap into the future.