I recently went round to a mate’s house and found myself baffled by how high tech his living arrangements were.
Being a techy myself, even I was astounded. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, was hooked up to a single Wi-Fi system. This meant that music could be pumped throughout the house into every room (even the shower, which I think is brilliant), lights could be coordinated to turn on from any location and he could link his laptops up to any TV in the house.
It got me thinking. Even now I can’t go a day without internet or television. In fact I am a complete addict and start to panic when half way through the day my phone goes down to 30% battery, and I still have two meetings and a drinking session before I can get to a charger.
…I adore how far we’ve come in such a short time…
We rely on so much technology to do the simplest of things that we forget that we can do them just as easy without the techy goodness. For instance, I have an impeccable sense of direction, yet these days even I get a bit lost and just reach for google maps. Don’t get me wrong though, I adore how far we’ve come in such a short time and am glad for my friends hub of awesome-ness. I just wonder if we are sacrificing something to live that way.
However, I could not fault his house and will be going back again soon. It just makes my house seem a little medieval in technology standards. Not that that’s not a problem.
So in honour of technology and things I should aspire to, here is a video for the new Logitech K400: