Who wants a kitchen?

Who wants a kitchen?

Right here we discover ourselves within the twenty first century and vehicles are driving themselves, fridges are routinely ordering meals on-line, and most stunning of all, Millennials have change into the largest consumers of latest properties! You might have fooled me. (See Millennium Tune hyperlink beneath).

And as we transfer inexorably into the long run, know-how is advancing sooner than ever earlier than in human historical past. An ideal instance of that is Digital Actuality. It has made large strides in how actual the digital world it creates methods us into considering is the precise world. (Learn Snow crash by Neal Stephenson, written up till 1992, for a glimpse of the long run). My nephew works for Microsoft within the digital actuality division and let me check out the newest {hardware}/software program. In a single program I felt like I used to be on prime of Mount Everest and one other on the backside of the ocean, amassing clams. I actually thought I used to be there!

So how does this immediately have an effect on our future, or extra particularly, mine? The times of the trendy kitchen are coming to an finish. Since Eve, with the assistance of Adams, messed within the backyard, they needed to begin getting ready their very own meals for his or her household. Therefore the necessity for a useful kitchen. However think about Adam or Eve placing on their VR (Digital Actuality) headset and calling each restaurant they have been craving. Open digital menu, present avatar (pretend [virtual] individual) waiter what they want, and pay with a Bitcoin!

A couple of minutes later, a driverless automotive would pull as much as their home with their digital dinner (possibly just a bit stir-fry) and a robotic would ring the doorbell. They’d absolutely suppose it was the perfect meal that they had ever had. Digital Actuality 1; Kitchen 0.

Luckily, it is not as bleak because it appears. Though we’re all growing old in place as you learn this, we’re not fairly there but (although I am utilizing Phrase 2003 in a Home windows XP Digital program, residing someplace inside my Home windows 10 PC). Luckily we nonetheless want kitchens and we are going to all the time want loos (I feel). Our greatest wager is to attempt to adapt to the brand new know-how slowly. Discuss to Siri and Alexa, that are good methods to begin, and you will nonetheless have the ability to sit within the kitchen to eat, do homework, drink espresso and browse the paper ( whereas they nonetheless exist).

I feel kitchens as we all know them will likely be round for at the very least one other twenty or thirty years, so in the event you’re excited about reworking, do not wait till they’re outdated. Transform now so you possibly can get pleasure from it for years to return. And, if you wish to get a leap on issues, fall is the perfect time to begin planning and shifting tasks.

Hurricanes, nuclear threats and international warming might come and go, however proper now nothing makes you are feeling higher than a brand new or transformed kitchen or lavatory. Even when it’s a must to pay the deposit in Bitcoin!

(Tune of the Millennium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZthGh758pYY)


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