January 4, 2013

Welcome to the Home of the Future

Jon Swartz, USA Today

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From outside, the futuristic house looks like something from a Disney production, an immaculately sterile structure from the not-too-distant future. On Microsoft's sprawling, rustic campus, this home is a maze of futuristic rooms, a digital kitchen and interactive walls. Recipes are projected onto the kitchen counter, children can play video games from a table's surface, and bedrooms have interactive wall posters that can be changed daily, based on the occupant's mood. No one lives there, but it is a template for the future. Indeed, many houses throughout the USA already have hints of Microsoft's model home. Might this be a working blueprint for better things, of a life that just decades ago seemed possible only in the world of science fiction?

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