Hello from 2030
1. A TOUR OF YOUR NEW HOME
How are you? We just moved! I have a room now that can be as big as one hundred square feet. The room is next to the guest room, and when there aren’t any guests, we push my wall out as far as we can so that my room can be extra big. Then, when guests come, we just push the wall back and the guest room is bigger again.
My wall is almost seven feet high and twenty feet wide, and made of ePaper. Oh yeah, you don’t know what an ePaper wall is. It’s a big, thin, three-dimensional screen. Great for watching movies, playing games, or having as a background. You know what? Read this chapter. You’ll get to know all about homes in 2030.
A comfortable hello from 2030!
What does the house of the future look like? There’s a lot of conversation about that among architects. According to some, we won’t be living much differently in 2030 than we do now. But according to others, in a few years, homes will have totally different shapes, will be made from completely new materials, and will be filled, of course, with the latest technological gadgets. Other experts say homes won’t be made from newly
invented materials but from natural stuff: walls of clay where vegetables and fruit can grow, for example.1
These are three very different ideas that are all very logical. Older homes will continue to be the way they are, but modern homes will change the most. They’ll become more environmentally friendly and power efficient. And that can be done in two ways: with natural materials and with high-tech materials.