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Alexandra Deschamps-SonsinoSmarter Homeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3363-4_6

6. Emerging Themes and What’s Next?

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino1 
London, UK

What of the home in the future then? How will designers, architects, technologists, anthropologists, and politicians imagine us to live? Far from being able to gaze that far ahead in the future, it’s clear from the past hundred years that some things may stay the same but be experienced differently. The idea of the home as a private space has been complicated by a variety of “always on” appliances, selling us services instead of products. Middle class and wealthy households in the West might miss the days of in-house servants and emulate their presence ...

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