I saw this video last week over on someone else's blog. It's called a Day Made of Glass. It's produced by Corning and shows what the future may look like.
While I admit some of the technologies look rather cool, a couple of them left me feeling horrified.
The cell phone that lets you see who you are talking to and them to see you: Noooooo. With one of those, no more schlepping around the house in my sleep clothes.
The TV and internet interface in the bathroom mirror: Oh dog, no. The bathroom is the only place in the house where a mom can have five seconds of peace and quiet, and they're suggesting a TV and internet interface. My son may be grown and living on his own, but some things will always stay sacred spaces of peace and quiet.
I thought it was rather amusing that she had to use the GPS in her car to get to work. How is it that someone who is too stupid to remember how to get to work can get a job in the first place? Yeah, okay, the gps in the car picked up that the road was blocked and suggested alternate routes to where she was going. Still, I would think most people are intelligent to enough to know alternate routes to work without having to rely on their GPS.
But the most horrifying of all was that there wasn't a book or magazine in sight. Sigh.
If this is what's in store for the future, I think I'll buy stock in Windex.