You are just waking up in the spring of 2030. Your Internet of Things bedroom opens solar powered e-windows and plays gentle music while your smart lighting displays a montage of beachfront sunrises from your recent vacation.

Your shower uses very little water or soap. It recycles your grey water and puts the excess heat back into your home’s integrated operating system. While you dress, your artificial intelligence (AI) assistant shares your schedule for the day and plays your favourite tunes.

You still start your day with caffeine but it comes from your IoT refrigerator which is capable of providing a coffeehouse experience in your home. A hot breakfast tailored to your specific nutritional needs (based on chemical analysis from your trips to the “smart toilet”) is waiting for you in the kitchen.

When it’s time to leave, an on-demand transport system has three cars waiting for you, your spouse and your kids. On the road, driverless cars and trucks move with mathematical precision, without traffic jams, routine maintenance or road rage. Accident rates are near zero.

While ‘work’ and ‘place’ seems to have been separated from our workplaces, it is unlikely that we will evolve to a such a state by 2030 that we do not need our homes. However the way we will live in the not-so distant future will be radically different from the way it is today. What will be our homes like?

While ‘living’ per se is a broad topic, it has been our endeavour to focus on the future of homes, where most of the ‘living’ still takes place. Collaboration and co-creation in this area has led to the evolution of Powerhouse, a solar-powered, internet enabled home for India. Blend in and take part in Powerhouse today.