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How we’ll be living in 2020

How do you think we’ll be living in the future? Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, shares his thoughts. Would you buy smart clothes with a ‘Find My Child’ tracking system?



We’ve seen a lot of advances in technology in recent years, and it seems to be advancing at an ever increasing rate.

With voice controlled bluetooth devices (like everyones new best friend, Alexa) wireless charging, electric cars, VR, AR and smart technology which enables you to control your whole home from the palm of your hand; it seems like the future is a lot closer than you think.

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But where do we go from here? What’s the next step for making further progress in technology?

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show (30 June – 1 July 2018, Sandown Park, Surrey, has shared his predictions for how we’ll be living in 2020.

Michael Holmes

Michael says:


Smart clothes will measure your movement, heart rate, breathing patterns and temperature, thereby constantly monitoring your health and fitness and diagnosing issues before you even notice.

Smart clothes could generate solar electricity and store it in batteries.

Smart clothes could assess UV exposure and help prevent sun burn.


Smart fabrics may also be able to adapt to your body’s temperature and moisture levels etc. so maximise comfort.


Smart clothes will be able to identify your exact size and ensure that clothes you order will fit your height, weight, size and body shape perfectly.


Smart clothes could include tracking for children so you can opt for ‘Find My Child’ on your smart phone!

The internet of everything will link every device in the house, and even our clothes, so everything will be able to communicate and our environment will adapt accordingly.

Ceilings and/or walls will be screens so you can project what’s going on outside, or another view such as lovely sky on the ceiling. The wall can also be a smart TV/computer monitor, also linked for comms like Skype etc. Security will be integral with this, so the property will know who is there and who should/should not be there. Central locking is already an option but likely to be more common.

Climate control will be commonplace for year-round manageable comfort.

We are likely to be living in multi-generational households – a trend we are already seeing.

The letterbox may change as we all receive more out of hours’ shopping/deliveries so somewhere secure to drop off everything as part of the property may be popular.

New developments should have combined heat and power, locally generated electricity, with the by-product of heat sold for hot water and heating on a metered basis.

Underfloor heating is becoming ubiquitous and will continue to spread its popularity, as will built in entertainments/technology.

What do you think about these predictions? How do you think we’ll be living in just 2 years time?

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It is an amazing way to celebrate the end of their students journey as they head to secondary school.

Assistant head Mr Chris McGivern of St Margaret’s CE Primary School said:

“The students and staff have all worked INCREDIBLY hard to create an actual film, nearly 50 minutes long!”

It took the students months to make and they celebrated by having a premiere at Crawley’s Cineworld.

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