At the moment we have Alexa but soon our homes could be run by integrated smart technology that does everything from cooking the dinner to locking the doors for us. If we are going to place such trust in this automated integrated way of life, it’s vital that our home assistant is actually cooking the dinner and locking the doors to avoid food poisoning or encouraging a break in. This presents a major DIY job of the future for those that keep on top of this tech and are trained to maintain it.
With sustainability already a hot topic, the home of the future will no doubt focus more on sustainable energy including everything from mini wind turbines to solar panels and geothermal heat pumps. It is also thought there will be energy harvesting floors that when walked on can generate their own energy. However, all of these will require installation, maintenance and servicing to keep them in good order providing an opportunity for the tradesperson of the future.
These are already starting to enter the household through the development of pre-programmed hoovers but with technology advancing every day, we could soon see self-sufficient robots become more commonplace and carrying out all sorts of jobs from cleaning to cooking to walking the dog. While they may also take over some of the more basic tradesperson jobs they will still need a qualified professional to keep them in top shape.
Facial recognition and home security
There are already a wide array of fancy additional security measures above and beyond the lock and key. Smart doorbells are one such advancement that are becoming more commonplace in the average home as well as CCTV, where once only the rich could afford them. It’s thought these will advance further to take over the function of the simple door key and only allow verified people to enter your home via facial recognition software. However, should they go wrong, you will still need to call out a professional locksmith to remedy the issue, but rather than changing a lock they will be rebooting your facial recognition tech.
The 3D printer
3D printers are quickly becoming a go-to piece of technology and their ability to print almost any design is remarkable. The home of the future could well see one come as standard and rather than call out a tradesperson to complete a job, you could simply print the tools or any other household item yourself and get going. But again, they will need a professional to keep them in working order and this would be yet another job for the tradesperson of the future.
Founder and CEO of HaMuch.com, Tarquin Purdie said, “The way we live is changing and while today’s trade callouts focus on hands on jobs for trained professionals, this might not be the case in years to come. With technology doing more and more of the heavy lifting and products and appliances lasting for longer, we could see the tradesperson jobs of today vanish as more integration and greater advancements in household technology take over.
“However, change always presents opportunity and while the house of the future may not need a painter, plumber or heating engineer, it will most certainly need trained professionals to ensure these latest advancements in technology are working as they should be.”