- Generally speaking, not a lot's changed. Architectural trends are still recognizable, in the 'burbs
- "Green" energies are becoming affordable. Flat-top cottages and bungalows are popular again, because of the potential space for solar panels
- Few people have an entirely eco-friendly and self-sufficient residence, but the steps are being taken
- examples: toilets running on rainwater, photovoltaic cells used to reduce power bills with associated company. Can't negate them entirely yet
- "Smart Glass' is becoming fairly common. Resistant, easy-to-clean glass panes and mirrors that cut on heating bills and that double as displays for various functions
- electrochromic windows. Fine "sandwiches" of two glass panes with solution suspended between them. A current turns the window opaque. Less blinds in the average room decorations, but drapes are still common
- closet doors can double as virtual corkboards or training mirrors
- kids tend to have their own tablet, parents tend to share one. Tablets are used to share documents, browse the Web or complete school work. Affordable physical keyboard docks
- HDTV or wall-screens + projectors allow for 3D without eyeglasses. Household tablets can sync up with the display. Can be used to store movies on the tablets and watch themi in the living room
- tablets are basically personal media servers, newsstands and home workstations or gaming platforms
- countertops or tables are coated with antiseptic, easily cleaned glass surface
- can be used for display purposes (board games on someone's tablet) or as induction surfaces
- you don't necessarily have a dedicated stove-top. Your countertop can generate heating surfaces as requested
- ovens are still pretty much essential, but microwaves and regular ovens are merging. You switch modes as desired
- mirrors can be used as partial display surfaces. Usually suited for the display of memos, newsfeeds, timestamp
- Electric and hybrid cars are drowning out the fuel-based market little by little. Fuel-based cars are reserved for enthusiasts and vintage lovers
- electric cars are now powerful enough for sport models to compete with current fuel standards
- most come with a "noise-making" feature to compensate for the fact that electric motors are exceptionally quiet. Helps to present accidents.
- electric bikes do exist. Electric choppers aren't catching on too well. :)
- Cars can interface with tablets. Might instantly know to play only uploaded songs, or tablets can store dashboard themes
- vehicles have very few physical buttons anymore. Wheels and pedals are pretty much the only ones remaining. Everything else is touchscreen-based
- to help with that, most cars come with kinetic stabilizers. Helps to minimise irregularities in the road, potholes, etc.
- cars can self-drive on long, linear stretches, using sensors. Helps for long highway stretches. Defacto driver isn't encouraged to fall asleep, though
- a physical driver is still needed in case fast reactions are needed
- Referral ID tags can be sewn in clothes or kept in pockets. Helps house and cars to identify who's in which room and who's behind the wheel.
- that way, tablets don't have to be lugged around all the time. Wireless and broadband connections have become excessively fast and efficient
- WIFI Hot Spots are a thing of the past. The entire city is a hotspot.
- RFID Tags are usually charged by induction. Just hang your clothes after washing them, and the tags recharge in a few minutes
- visual augmentation is still tricky, but augmented reality is fairly common
- glasses can be made to sync up with a timestamp or show newsfeeds. Usually light and unobtrusive. Full-size display would mess with field of view
- optometrists disagree with that practice, but a lot of reckless types "jailbreak" their glasses to display full text displays, movies, picture-in-picture conversations, etc.
- tends to cause accidents when used like this
- electrochromic prescription lenses mean you switch from reading glasses to sunglasses with the push of a button on the side
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