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Jefferson Wang, George Nazi, Boris Maurer & Amol Phadke

Next generation strategies for hyper-connected living

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'The Future Home in the 5G Era' by Jefferson Wang, George Nazi, Boris Maurer & Amol Phadke is a visionary guide to the future of home technology, exploring how 5G and the Internet of Things will transform and optimize our living spaces.

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    Our Future Homes will be hyper-connected, hyper-personalized technology hubs. 

    WiFi-enabled TVs, smart thermostats, automated grocery delivery – many homes today are already enhanced by digital services and devices. 

    But even though these gadgets are connected to the internet, they’re not connected to each other. Your Philips smart light and your Apple TV, for instance, can’t communicate to create the perfect lighting ambience for your movie night.

    Yet this is precisely what a truly smart home should be able to do: coordinate a variety of digital services and devices to perfectly suit your needs.

    The key message here is: Our Future Homes will be hyper-connected, hyper-personalized technology hubs. 

    What would a perfect Future Home look like? 

    In order to get a sense of what’s possible, let’s imagine a day in the life of an average family living in the Future Home era. Meet the Smiths. 

    It’s Saturday morning, and husband Paul is playing with his 2-year-old son Winnie in the garden. In the background, an autonomous lawn mower quietly clips the yard. Paul is trying to teach Winnie how to count to 10, but he’s interrupted when his wife Susan calls him into the house. So Paul hands Winnie a smart, talking teddy bear that picks up with the counting lesson where he left off. The teddy bear also has a nanny cam, so it can send an alert to both parents should it sense any danger to Winnie. 

    Inside, Paul finds his wife Susan reprimanding their 8-year-old daughter Katherine for breaking one of the smart smoke detectors with her bouncy ball. The home command node has immediately registered the damage, and the digital voice assistant now asks Susan if she wants to order a replacement. Susan agrees, and the new smoke detector is delivered by drone within an hour. When it arrives, she just has to take it out of the box and plug it into its socket – no setup, no installment – and the new device is immediately integrated into the central network. 

    In the afternoon, Susan has her yearly at-home physical examination. She goes to a designated room in the house, where her doctor greets her over video chat. The doctor can measure Susan’s vitals over her smart wristband. Good news – her blood pressure has lowered! To celebrate, Susan takes Katherine on a virtual walk with grandma Dottie. 

    Seamless, easy-to-use, and interactive – the Smiths live in the ideal Future Home. By integrating a number of digital services and devices, it can solve simple problems on its own, assist with complex ones, and anticipate future issues. 

    And this wasn’t simply an exercise in imagination. As we’ll see in the next blink, such Future Homes could be just around the corner. 

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    What is The Future Home in the 5G Era about?

    The Future Home in the 5G Era (2020) envisions the hyper-connected home of the future. How will our domestic lives change when new technologies such as 5G, AI, and edge computing become ubiquitous? And what challenges and opportunities do smart homes hold for businesses? Combining original research and market knowledge, the experts of leading consultancy company Accenture explain what you need to know about the coming era of the future home.

    The Future Home in the 5G Era Review

    The Future Home in the 5G Era (2021) explores the exciting possibilities and challenges of our homes in the age of 5G connectivity. Here's why you should dive into this book:

    • With futuristic insights and analysis, it offers a comprehensive understanding of how 5G will revolutionize our homes and daily lives.
    • Written by industry experts, it provides practical strategies and recommendations for embracing the full potential of 5G technology in our homes.
    • The book delves into emerging trends and innovations, making it a thought-provoking read that will keep you captivated from start to finish.

    Who should read The Future Home in the 5G Era?

    • Entrepreneurs and innovators looking for business ideas and inspiration 
    • Business owners and investors preparing for the Future Home economy
    • Futurists interested in how smart technology will transform our lives

    About the Author

    Jefferson Wang, George Nazi, Boris Maurer, and Amol Phadke are technology consultancy leaders and directing managers at Accenture, a multinational service company for strategy, consulting, digital, and technological operations. Seated in Ireland, Accenture provides services to around three quarters of the companies of the Fortune Global 500.

     

    © Jefferson Wang, George Nazi, Boris Maurer & Amol Phadke, 2020. This Summary of The Future Home in the 5G Era is published by arrangement with Kogan Page.

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    The main message of The Future Home in the 5G Era is how 5G technology will transform our homes and enhance our lives.

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    The Future Home in the 5G Era is worth reading as it provides insights into how 5G technology will revolutionize our homes and improve our daily lives.

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    The authors of The Future Home in the 5G Era are Jefferson Wang, George Nazi, Boris Maurer, and Amol Phadke.

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