Wearable Technology and Home Automation: Blurring the Line Between Real, Digital and Imagined Realities

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Wearable technology and home automation: blurring the line between real, digital and imagined realities released today by Armor for Android.

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Our homes will not merely be four walls, a fridge and a bathroom, but a real-time projection of ourselves.

Stanley Kubrick's legendary cult horror film The Shining portrays its setting, the Overlook Hotel, as both a real, physical place, and as a projection of the inner minds cape of antagonist Jack Torrance. Ghosts real and imagined haunt hallways and rooms, and it's never quite clear when something is really happening, or it's just what Jack is seeing in his own mind.

Although Kubrick's masterpiece uses the supernatural to explain this blurring of lines, a similar blurring may be taking place with the proliferation of wearable technology and home automation. One's home will not merely be four walls, a fridge and a bathroom, but a real-time projection of oneself.

One's home is expressions of oneself, one's desires, one's tastes, one's interests, but it is possible that homes in the near future will go even beyond that. It is conceivable that wearable technology combined with WiFi and more sophisticated means of reading a user's intentions will intersect in such a way that one's home will become real-time projections of one's own inner mindscapes.

"Combine this with VR devices like the Oculus Rift and we're looking at a future where digital, real and even our own inner worlds bleed seamlessly into one another," said a technology expert with Armor for Android antivirus application.

For more information, please visit: http://www.windowstalk.org/2014/01/wearable-technology-home-automation/.

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