Sweden: What kind of technologies will we use in our homes in 2010? How will we combine audiovisuals, IT and broadband communication to make everyday life easier in the future? In the amazing exhibition "Think if.." at the Swedish Telemuseum in Stockholm, Telia Research has created a stunning scenario of a furture E-home.
The exhibition is staged as a visit to the future home of the "Ström family" guided by the family's virtual home-help Pixie. Pixie lives in the IT infrastructure, which surrounds the family and is built into clothes, walls kitchen equipment and even jewellery. Pixie understands human speech. It can switch on light, cook, order groceries or flight tickets via the internet.
The windows in the home of the Ström family are also quite different. They may change so that they reflect the view from another place, including that being seen by someone in another part of the world, communicating live via videophone.
To create these virtual windows, Telia has used dnp rear projection screens, supplied by the Swedish distributor SIE Skandinaviska Industrielektronik AB.
The Large virtual window in the living-room is in fact a 160" dnp Giant Wide Angle, whereas the window in the kitchen uses a 67" dnp Wide Angle Screen.