When WIRED UK asked me to predict what the world would be like in 40 years, I came up with a short list of predictions, some of which were included in Charlie Burton’s “What’s Next?” article. I’ve decided to share the rest of my predictions here over the next two months. I’ll be posting one prediction per week. This week’s prediction focuses on the need for speed:
As our “everything-to-go” culture only gets more intense, insta-technologies become feature #1 in lives and our products – especially in our homes. Microwaves in the bathrooms that warm towels and quickly dry shirts or hand-wash items you need in a pinch; hair dryers that take 2 minutes to do their job; regular and convection oven cooking is now only used by either the ‘foodiest’ of foodies in their kitchen – and even they have 2-3 microwave appliances in their kitchen – ovens now cook/roast food, but 10 times as fast. We have microwaves in our garages and mud rooms to dry coats and shoes, and so on.