The Connected Home - Technology and the Modern Home
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Property owners are now spending more than ever to kit their homes with the latest digital devices. From large televisions to Apple products to microwaves, these devices have become staple must-haves of our age.
It is hard to say exactly when this change took place. After all, in the 1970s the standard family spent almost nothing on technological devices and household appliances. Back then television was completely free. There were no microwaves or smart phones, Blu-Ray or DVDs. The only technological device that families had to pay for was their monthly home telephone bill.
Then and now
This is the big unspoken secret of our time and why property owners are having a tougher time than ever making ends meet. Wages have been more or less stagnant for decades now, but the typical family is spending much more on technology than in any decade before.
When we discuss technology in the home, we are not talking about some imagined future utopia. Of course, films and TV have for some time now insisted that technology would alter the way we live in the future. But if we have a quick look around, we can see that the future is already here.
If you were alive back then, please cast your mind back to the modern home of the 1970s. What were the technological devices in that home? Well, there was no computer, no high-definition TV, no CD or DVD players, and no electronic kitchen appliances. All these technological devices and appliances have changed the way that we live.