Brand New Series, Home of the Future, is on UK's Channel 4 since Sunday 12 February. This five-part series is about transforming a normal family to be a home of the future by filling their home from top-to-bottom with forefront technology and gadgets.
What will the life of normal people in the future be like? £250,000 has been spent for the Perera family in Sheffield - their lights are controlled by touchscreen, and their fridge can now connect to internet. This is like they are living in the next twenty to fifty years.
"The highlight, for me, was the moment the 3D printer arrived at the house," says presenter Chris Sanderson. "It was like the moment a TV came to a village for the very first time. It was hugely exciting to be able to design an object and see it being made in front of your eyes."
This printer, is the Objet30 Desktop 3D printer and the Perera family use the Objet30 Desktop to produce 3D printed pens, according to Objet's press release today.
"I spend my time hypothesising about the future," Sanderson says, "so it was fascinating to be able to test it with a family."
The series looks at the effects of working from home and living in multi-generational households and asks: what will we eat when cheap food is gone and mass-produced meat is unsustainable? And the family face being shamed by their bin if they don't recycle enough and being temporarily banned from short car journeys (electric and hydrogen-powered, naturally).
But the future is not all bad news as the Pereras discover mind-controlled games, domestic power stations that slash their bills, robots they can control from the other side of the world, waterless washing machines, cars, lawnmowers and vacuums that drive themselves and the joys of growing your own fish supper.
The second episode of Home of the Future will be shown on February 19th, 7.00pm on Channel 4.
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