Science fiction movies have been around for a long time, but it’s only in the recent decades that they’ve started tackling topics like smart tech. Whenever they do, they often portray smart tech in a bad light and rarely in a positive manner. But how exactly does pop culture paint smart tech in a negative way?
- Smart homes can read your mind – Thanks to some science fiction movies, the notion of smart homes being able to read the homeowner’s mind has been on the rise. In reality, however, smart homes cannot read your mind. In fact, even with a smart home, you’ll be in complete control of your home, no matter what.
- You have to be tech savvy to own a smart home – Yes, learning to operate your smart home can be difficult at times, but you don’t necessarily have to be a tech genius to own one. Instead, you’ll simply have to download an app that controls your lighting, appliances and even your home’s temperature. So long as you know how to work a smart phone, you can work a smart home.
- Only the wealthy can afford smart homes – Oftentimes, pop culture usually depicts smart homes as something only the wealthy can afford. However, any smart home installation company will tell you that affordable smart homes are well within reach and can even help you save a significant amount on your heating and cooling.
- Your smart home’s AI can turn on you – Pop culture often portrays AI as the villain in most sci-fi movies, and, as such, a lot of homeowners think that it’s possible for their smart home’s AI to become sentient and turn against them. Thankfully, it’s impossible for smart home AIs to do such a thing as they can only create an ecosystem that self-regulates home monitoring and energy conservation in your home.
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