If you fancy living in home that tells you when t take your medication, what ingredient you have in your fridge (and what you could make with them), how much dough you need to make bread and gives your fashion advice! Then the prototype Microsoft home of the future might be for you.
It’s got some interesting features and particularly the features to do with supporting cooking in the kitchen might have a place in schools of the future.
It also has a huge interactive dining room table – presumably based on Microsoft Surface and Interactive walls in the child’s bedroom. Again Interactive walls could be a feature eventually in future schools – wouldn’t it be great if the walls showed different things depending on what you were learning?
One of the other features of the bedroom is a mirror (presumably rear projection?) that responds to hand gestures and that can tell you what’s in your cupboard and what goes with what!
This three minute BBC video is worth a quick look to see the sort of things that might be commercially possible very soon.