Living In A Jetsons World: Predictions For Smart Homes In 2018 And Beyond

March 14, 2018

The Jetsons was right. In the early 60s, they showed us a world with 3-D holograms, smartwatches, personal robots in every home and kitchens that prepared food. After nearly 60 years of innovation, the smart home has become a reality (sort of). So, what’s next?

As the CEO of a smart home awareness solution, I’ve watched how technology is changing the relationship we have with our homes and am constantly trying to learn what will benefit people the most. Here’s what I see happening in the connected home space in 2018 and beyond:

IoT Will Move Out Of Beta

I foresee that connected devices will be in roughly 30% of homes by the end of 2018, and in 80% of homes in the US in the next five years — as long as internet of things (IoT) products continue to solve real problems for people. Gartner goes further to predict that by 2022 a typical family home could contain more than 500 smart devices (no word on if this includes the Jetsons’ smart toothbrush bots).

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